Biggest Favorites to Trade for Nick Foles in the 2020 NFL Offseason
The Jacksonville Jaguars seemed to find their quarterback of the future in 2019, but it wasn't the one most people were expecting.
Nick Foles got hurt in his first game after they inked him to a huge contract, and even when he got healthy and returned he didn't play well. Instead, sixth-round rookie Gardner Minshew broke out with some very impressive performances.
The Jags may not want to be stuck with Foles' huge contract moving forward, and that means he could be on his way out in a trade this offseason.
These are the three most likely teams for Foles to play for come Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, according to odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.
3. Indianapolis Colts (+600)
Rumored to be looking to move on from Jacoby Brissett, the Indianapolis Colts have the second-most cap space in the NFL, so the size of Foles' contract is less of a deterrent than it might be for other teams. The Colts called run plays at the fifth-highest rate in 2019, and an offense asking less of Foles than the Jags did in 2019 (47 and 48 pass attempts in his two full games) could help his efficiency bounce back.
2. Miami Dolphins (+430)
The Miami Dolphins are the only team with more cap space than the Colts, and they also have an obvious need at QB. While they're likely to draft Tua Tagovailoa fifth overall if he's available, that kind of cap space means that they could also afford to have Foles as the starter while they bring Tagovailoa along slowly (or let him get healthy) and then keep him as a strong backup once the rookie proves ready to take over the reins.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars/No Trade (-210)
The most likely scenario, however, is still that the Jags stick with Foles. This would really be banking on a bounce-back season, as his 6.0 adjusted yards per pass attempt (AY/A) in 2019 were brutal. For context, Blake Bortles' average AY/A in Jacksonville was 6.2 yards. Unlike Foles, Minshew was an upgrade from Bortles in 2019 (7.3 AY/A). Trading Foles would leave Jacksonville taking on some dead money, so they may choose to hold tight if no exciting trade offers come in. The real question at that point would be weather or not they'd still be willing to go all-in on Minshew as the starter, or if they'd continue to put some faith in Foles after paying him so much just one year ago.
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