The writing was on the wall. The rumor mill was turning. And now, according to including Philly.com and ESPN's Dan Graziano, it's all coming together.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to sign former Eagle and Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles when free agency officially begins on March 13th.
The Jaguars are expected to sign former Eagles QB Nick Foles to a multi-year deal, per @phillydotcom and @DanGrazianoESPN.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 4, 2019
Teams are not allowed to talk deals with free agents until March 11, and no deals can be announced until the start of the new league year March 13. pic.twitter.com/1Xzdt4RUkU
Foles' time in Philadelphia was all but up when the team doubled down on its commitment to Carson Wentz behind center. Foles, age 30, made $12 million last season including incentives, but had previously never exceeded $6 million per annum. He doesn't have unlimited time left to secure a pay day at a proper NFL starter's rate, so now is the time. It's time to leave. And the Jaguars seem to have gone from presumptive favorites to land his signature to something even more firmly established.
Foles started five regular season games in 2018, throwing for a career-best 72.3 completion percentage and seven touchdowns compared to four interceptions. It was a serviceable follow-up to his famous run all the way to Super Bowl glory one year earlier.
Now, Jaguars fans will be crossing their collective fingers that the veteran can jump-start their sputtering franchise on the banks of the mighty St. Johns.