Jaguars Commit to Nick Foles as a Starter Over Gardner Minshew

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles (7). Photo by Mike Buscher/Cal Sport Media/CSM/Shutterstock (10357907a)

It seems like “Minshew Mania” is over in Jacksonville, at least for now.

Jacksonville Jaguars’ head coach Doug Marrone announced on Tuesday that the Nick Foles will be the team’s starting quarterback moving forward, with rookie Gardner Minshew assuming the backup role.

Foles suffered a broken collarbone in Week 1 and landed on the injured reserve, which opened the opportunity for Minshew to start in the past eight weeks. Minshew put a nice run during that period, leading the team to 4-4 record, but that wasn’t enough for him to remain a starter once Foles recovered.

“I made a decision on the quarterbacks, and Nick will be our starting quarterback going forward,” – Marrone told reporters. “Obviously [it’s] my decision. I worked hard on it, came to it.”

According to Marrone, the team’s offense was suited to Foles in the offseason he believes that the Jags have a better chance of having success with him. 

“Looking back at all the work we put in and I just go back to the experience of what he’s going to be able to do,” – he added. “I think that’s going to give us the ability, a better chance of winning right now.”

After leading Philadelphia Eagles to Super Bowl win in 2017 and Divisional playoffs in 2018, Nick Foles signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars in March.

In his first start for Jacksonville in Week 1, Foles completed 5 of 8 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown before exiting the game with an injury. His next game will be against Indianapolis Colts in Week 11.