The Blake Bortles era in Jacksonville came to an end last season, and now the city has a new gunslinger to get behind in Nick Foles. The Jaguars are hoping for a bounce-back campaign after a disappointing 5-11 showing in 2018.
There's new excitement on the team because of Foles' arrival. When asked about the difference in facing Foles, Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack was understandably pumped up to talk about him, but almost threw his old QB under the bus:
“It’s definitely more chal— I’m not gonna do that, it’s challenging” - Myles Jack on facing Foles daily lmao— Harry Montana (@AlfieBCC) June 12, 2019
While Foles has been steady and led the Eagles to a Super Bowl win, he isn't a superstar by any means, which makes Jack's nonchalant shot at Bortles that much worse.
To be fair to Jack, Bortles was absolutely awful last year, throwing 11 interceptions to just 13 touchdowns. Since getting released by the Jaguars, fans haven't stopped celebrating the fact he's out of town. Now, he's the Rams' problem.
With Foles at the helm, the Jaguars should be much more competitive this season. They still have a stout defense that can keep them in games. The upgrade from Bortles to Foles simply can't be measured. Get excited, Jags fans.