JACKSONVILLE – Nick Foles is officially with the Jaguars.
Foles, a quarterback with the Philadelphia Eagles the past two seasons and the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl LII following the 2017 season, signed with the Jaguars early Thursday morning. He had agreed to terms during the team’s recent pre-free agency negotiating period.
“I’m officially a Jacksonville Jaguar, and I’m super excited about it,” Foles said Thursday morning.
Foles, known for clutch late-season performances and leadership the past two seasons in Philadelphia, said his first objective will be acclimating with new teammates.
“That’s the big thing – the relationships,” Foles said. “That’s what’s so special about this sport is it takes everyone to achieve a common goal. That’s winning games. That’s winning championships. There are so many things going on. There’s a lot of excitement.”
Foles, 30, reportedly signed a four-year contract worth $88 million that could pay him $102 million. The deal reportedly includes $50.1 million in guarantees.
“It’s nice to officially be a Jaguar,” Foles said. “It sort of is stressful in the offseason, where your family is going to move and you’re trying to find the perfect place to play. This is the perfect place. This is where we wanted to be.
“Obviously, Jacksonville wanted us as well, so it worked out and we’re really excited.”
Foles (6-feet-6, 243 pounds), an eight-year NFL veteran, started 13 games for the Eagles the past two seasons with a 10-3 record. Foles quarterbacked all five Eagles postseason games the past two seasons with a record of 4-1.
His record as a starter in December, January and February during that span was 9-2.
Foles completed 77 of 106 passes for 971 yards and six touchdowns with one interception during the Eagles’ postseason run following the 2017 regular season. He threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns with an interception in his MVP performance in the Eagles’ 41-33 Super Bowl LII victory over New England.
Foles started five regular-season games in place of Wentz this past season and two in the postseason. He went 4-1 in the regular season with seven touchdowns and four interceptions before going 1-1 in the postseason with three touchdowns and four interceptions.
Foles, originally a third-round selection by the Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft from the University of Arizona, has started 44 regular-season games in seven NFL seasons with 68 touchdown passes and 33 interceptions.