JACKSONVILLE – Nick Foles is out at least two months.
That likelihood became reality Monday, with the Jaguars placing their starting quarterback on injured reserve a day after he sustained a broken left clavicle in the 2019 regular-season opener.
Foles under NFL rules is out for at least eight weeks, and will be eligible to return for the Jaguars’ Week 11 game at Indianapolis November 17.
“We’ll look forward to him coming back, obviously, when that opportunity presents itself,” Head Coach Doug Marrone said Monday.
Foles, who signed with the team an unrestricted free agent from the Philadelphia Eagles this past offseason, sustained the injury late in the first quarter of a 40-26 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at TIAA Bank Field Sunday. Foles was injured when Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones landed on him with full body weight.
Foles threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. on the play. He left the game immediately and underwent surgery Monday.
Rookie sixth-round draft selection Gardner Minshew II played three quarters in Foles’ place Sunday, completing 22 of 25 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. The Jaguars traded a fifth-round 2020 draft selection to the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday in exchange for quarterback Josh Dobbs.
Minshew is expected to start Sunday against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston.