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Posted: July 13 2019,09:21

JACKSONVILLE Quincy Williams Jersey 2019 , Fla. (AP) —  maybe even the franchise passer the team has been missing for nearly two decades.A person with direct knowledge of the decision says quarterback Nick Foles has agreed to sign a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal cannot become official until free agency opens Wednesday. The person says the deal includes $50.125 million guaranteed and could be worth up to $102 million with incentives.NFL Network first reported the deal, which is the richest in franchise history.Foles replaces flawed starter Blake Bortles, who threw 103 touchdown passes in five seasons but was known more for inaccuracy and inconsistency that led to Jacksonville’s offensive instability.The 30-year-old Foles went 4-1 in the postseason and 6-2 in the regular season in place of Carson Wentz the last two years. He earned 2018 Super Bowl MVP honors, making himself the league’s premier quarterback commodity.Philadelphia opted not to use the franchise tag on Foles, allowing him to hit the open market.A third-round pick in by Philadelphia 2012, Foles started six games as a rookie and 18 more before signing with St. Louis in 2015. After one season as the Rams‘ starter, he moved to Kansas City, where he rejoined former Eagles coach Andy Reid to serve as the backup to Alex Smith. In 2016, Foles returned to Philadelphia to mentor Wentz and wound up becoming a fan favorite and a Super Bowl champion.Jacksonville’s offense mostly sputtered under Bortles, who went 24-49 as a starter. He completed 59 percent of his passes for 17,646 yards, with 75 interceptions. His toughness and mobility were among his best assets, but he still was sacked a whopping 195 times in 75 games. He also lost 19 fumbles.Bortles played turnover-free football in the 2017 postseason, helping the team reach the AFC championship game and showing enough growth that top executive Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell opted to sign him to a three-year Quincy Williams Jersey Color Rush , $58 million contract in February 2018.The deal included $26.5 million guaranteed. Bortles is due a $1 million roster bonus Sunday.Jacksonville will save $4.5 million against the 2019 salary cap when it cuts Bortles later this week. That number could rise to $9.5 million if the team designates him a post-June 1 release.The worst part of the contract is the Jaguars didn’t need to do it. They already had picked up the fifth-year option in Bortles’ rookie contract and could have let him play 2018 at $19 million and wouldn’t owe him anything now.Regardless, Foles is expected to fill a much-needed void for a small-market franchise that has failed repeatedly at the all-important QB position. The Jags spent a combined $95 million on quarterbacks Byron Leftwich (2003-07), David Garrard (2002-10), Blaine Gabbert (2011-13) and Bortles (2014-18).Now, they’ve committed another $50 million to Foles in hopes that he will be the answer to the team’s most consistent problem. The Jacksonville Jaguars have never reached a Super Bowl. Last season was as close as it has gotten for the Jags, coming just minutes short (Myles Jack still wasn’t down). About halfway through the..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Jaguars Free Agency 2016Jaguars Film RoomNFL DraftJaguars Injury NewsLatest NewsJacksonville Jaguars Super Bowl LIII Connections: Former players, coaches and executives New,4commentsESTShareTweetShareShareJacksonville Jaguars Super Bowl LIII Connections: Former players, coaches and executives Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsThe Jacksonville Jaguars have never reached a Super Bowl. Last season was as close as it has gotten for the Jags, coming just minutes short (Myles Jack still wasn’t down). About halfway through the 2018 season, it was pretty clear this year’s team wouldn’t be repeating that effort. So, the only real connection the Jaguars have to Super Bowl LIII are a few former players, coaches and executives who are now a part of either the Los Angeles Rams franchise or the new England Patriots franchise. There isn’t a whole lot of overlap here, but there are certainly some names to mention. Let’s run through the list. Los Angeles Rams Players: Dante Fowler, Jr., DE: Fowler Black Quincy Williams Jersey , the No. 3 overall pick in 2015, is the name that is top of mind for most Jags fans. Jacksonville traded him to the Rams at the end of October in exchange for a 2019 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick. Fowler recently spoke about his time in Duval, and he didn’t have many positive things to say. But I honestly wish him the best of luck on Sunday and moving forward. Brandon Allen, QB: OK, so Allen isn’t technically on the Rams’ active roster, but he will (probably) still get a ring if L.A. wins. Allen was selected by the Jaguars in the sixth round of 2016 Draft, and was the team’s third-string quarterback that season behind Blake Bortles and Chad Henne. When the Jags decided to only carry two quarterbacks in 2017, Allen was waived and claimed by the Rams. Los Angeles also only carries two active quarterbacks (Jared Goff and Sean Mannion), so Allen was relegated to the practice squad. Coaches: Jedd Fisch, Senior Offensive Assistant: Fisch was Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014 during the Gus Bradley era. After going back to the college ranks for a few years, he took a position as senior offensive assistant on SeanMcVay’s staff in L.A. Matt Daniels, Assistant Special Teams: Daniels never coached for the Jaguars (this is his first year as an NFL assistant), but he did play for the Jaguars in 2013-2014, bouncing around between the practice squad and active roster before being waived with an injury settlement. Front Office Executives: Les Snead, General Manager: Snead has been the general manager for the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams since 2012, but he actually got his NFL start with a brand new franchise in 1995 — the Jacksonville Jaguars. Snead worked as a pro scout until 1997 and helped put together the talent on the 1996 and 1997 Jacksonville teams that made the playoffs in the team’s first couple years of existence. New England Patriots Players: Tony Adams: OK Quincy Williams Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys , this is kind of a reach, as Adams was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jaguars and was cut on Sept. 1 before the season started. He’s a recently-signed practice squad player for the Pats. He won’t be playing, but again, he gets a ring if New England wins, so this counts in my book. Coaches/Front Office: I couldn’t find a single coach or executive in New England’s organization tied to the Jaguars. This makes sense, though, as the Patriots like to promote from within, and those who leave are generally taking head coaching or general manager gigs:Additionally the Jaguars have one player who has previously played for the Rams in Cody Davis, one who has played for the Patriots in James O’Shaughnessy (practice squad), and two of the (newly-hired) coaches that have coached for the Rams in secondary/cornerbacks coach Tim Walton and offensive line coach George Warhop.So again, there aren’t too many crossovers here, but a few of these connections are definitely interesting, especially the Les Snead one. Let me know in the comments section if I’ve missed anybody.
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