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By Adam Mossberg
If you’re an Eagles fan who longs for the days when quarterback Nick Foles drove them to the Super Bowl in 2018, consider this:
The Jacksonville Jaguars benched Foles, who they signed to be their franchise quarterback, after a terrible first half in their 28-11 loss to Tampa Bay. Coach Doug Marrone, however, wouldn’t say whether the move from Foles to Gardner Minshew will be permanent.
One thing is definite, however: Foles had struggled badly since his return from a broken collarbone, and something had to be done.
“I wanted to get a spark,” Marrone said. “It was kind of dead, and I wanted to get things going and made the switch at quarterback. … I haven’t spoken to either quarterback afterward. I know I’m going to get a lot of questions on it, on what’s going to happen, which is fine. I’m going to tell you the answer already. I haven’t spoken to them, and I always believe in doing things the right way. I’ve got to talk to them first.
“It’s obviously emotional right now, and we’re really disappointed, so we’ll wait, and I’ll talk to them before any announcement comes out. I just think it’s the right thing to do.”
Foles has produced 782 yards and 33 points in three games since his return. Only 10 of those points came in the first half of those games, including zero points and 105 total yards against the Buccaneers. Foles also turned the ball over on the Jaguars’ first three drives, making him the first QB to do that since Chicago’s Mike Glennon in 2017, and posted three consecutive three-and-outs after those turnovers.