Ever since becoming the biggest free agent signing in Jaguars franchise history, Nick Foles has drawn an abundance of praise from his new coaches and teammates upon being introduced in Jacksonville.
But the Jags' new four-year, $88 million quarterback will not be present for OTAs. Foles has reportedly been excused from the voluntary workouts due to personal reasons, the team said on Tuesday morning.
According to Daniel Popper, team writer for The Athletic, Jacksonville didn't announce a timetable for his return.
The Jaguars have OTAs scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as June 3, 4, 6 and 7. It remains to be seen if Foles will be available for veteran mandatory minicamp, which is a quick turnaround from OTAs and will be held from June 11-13.
It's plausible to assume that the former Pro Bowler suffered a loss of some sorts as head coach Doug Marrone didn’t elaborate, but told reporters that his “thoughts and prayers” are with Foles and his family.
We know that Nick is a gamer who would love to be developing chemistry and rapport with his new teammates, so whatever is preventing him is clearly a significant matter.