The opening Sunday of NFL football couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who lost their season opener 40-26 at home to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Not only have they started off their season 0-1, but they’ve lost their starting quarterback for an extended period of time.
The Super Bowl LII MVP is expected to miss at least several weeks after breaking the bone in his left shoulder. It leaves the Jaguars, one of the possible division leaders in the wide-open AFC South, in a tough position as they look to return to the playoffs after a disappointing 2018 season.
Foles was given a four-year, $88 million contract by the team in March as they looked to get past the quarterbacking woes that have doomed them in many an occasion in the past.
The University of Arizona alum, who owns a career 26-18 record as a starter in the regular season and has thrown 68 touchdowns and only 33 interceptions in his career, was expected to make the team’s offense more dynamic and high-scoring.
Now, the team will have to turn to inexperienced recent acquisition Josh Dobbs or to rookie QB Gardner Minshew as they wait for Foles to recover.