By Peter Gleason
If the NFL Network Ian Rappaort is right — and he always is — 30-year-old ex-Eagles Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will sign a four-year, $88 million deal with $50 million guaranteed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo said that Foles could make up to $102 million with incentives. The official start of the NFL 2019 League Year begins tomorrow.
The Eagles exercised the team option on Foles last month and he opted out of his contract by paying the team $2 million. Philly did not give Foles the franchise-tag. Meanwhile there is speculation that the Jaguars could release quarterback Blake Bortles when they sign Foles. Bortles is due to receive a $1 million dollar bonus on March 19, 2019. Rappaport said in a tweet that Bortles would be let go.
On March 8th, the Jaguars cleared salary cap space by announcing the release of seventh year safety Tashaun Gipson Sr., fifth-year running back Carlos Hyde, seventh-year defensive tackle Malik Jackson along with ninth-year right tackle Jermey Parnell and six-year long snapper Carson Tinker. Jackson will be moving on to Philly and signing a three-year, $30 million deal. According to Spotrac.com he will receive an annual salary of $10 million dollars.
Foles would be reunited with current Jaguars offensive coordinator John Defilippo who was the quarterbacks’ coach for the Eagles when they won the Super Bowl in 2017.