JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Blake Bortles is going from the First Coast to the left coast. The former Jaguars quarterback, released last week after the team signed Nick Foles, agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night. He will serve as a backup to starter Jared Goff, who led the Rams to the Super Bowl last season. Terms of the deal were not announced. More Headlines A look at Blake Bortles' time with the Jaguars Jaguars officially part ways with Blake Bortles 'Our quarterback': Jaguars introduce Nick Foles The BOAT, the acronym Bortles earned with the Jaguars (Best Of All Time), is now sailing west. Bortles was Jacksonville’s first-round draft pick in 2014, but never materialized into the franchise quarterback the team envisioned when it selected him No. 3 overall. Bortles was 24-49 as a starter. He finished second in franchise history to Mark Brunell in passing yardage (17,646) and touchdown passes … [Read more...] about Former Jaguars QB Blake Bortles signs with Rams
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars have a new quarterback in Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles, whose story is just as inspiring off the field as it is on the field. Nick seems like he has it all. He just signed a four-year, $88 million contract with $50.125 million in guarantees. But that doesn't mean life has always been easy for him and his family. More Headlines 'Our quarterback': Jaguars introduce Nick Foles Get to know Nick Foles, the Jaguars' new QB Jaguars get their franchise QB: Nick Foles signs At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Nick opened up about an almost debilitating medical condition his wife, Tori, has had to overcome. When he took the podium, essentially introducing himself to a new city, he was very upfront about a personal and family struggle, specifically concerning his wife. "Most importantly, I want to thank my wife, Tori. She has been there with me every step of the way. Once again, we have gone through so much. We’ve gone … [Read more...] about Jaguars’ new quarterback opens up about family and faith
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nick Foles is ready to make Jacksonville home. After years of searching and numerous misses (see Byron Leftwich, Blaine Gabbert, Blake Bortles), the Jaguars hope that they’ve found their franchise quarterback. Foles sounded ready to play the part. “This is the perfect place. This is where I wanted to be,” Foles said. Foles and his wife, Tori, were introduced to Jacksonville on Thursday, one day after agreeing to a four-year, $88 million contract with $50.125 million in guarantees. Foles said that he and Tori, their daughter, Lily, and dog, a goldendoodle named Henry, are ready to make Jacksonville home. They were planning to begin house hunting on Thursday. His next goal — introducing himself to the rest of the team. “The thing I am most excited about honestly, is getting to know my teammates, being in the locker room, getting to know their personalities,” Foles said. “That’s why I play … [Read more...] about ‘Our quarterback’: Jaguars introduce Nick Foles
The fallout of the NFL Draft is at the forefront of this week's Jaguars Mailbag.DOWNLOAD: The free First Coast Football App for Jaguars stats, scores, analysis, stories and [email protected] asks: Do you think the staff is higher on A.J. Cann than most people think and he is a lock as a starter? Or will they strongly consider upgrading the position perhaps trying out Will Richardson at guard or other options? Mike Kaye: I think it's abundantly clear that the Jaguars' staff likes Cann more than his critics. However, the Jaguars want to force competition, so realistically, Cann could compete with Richardson during training camp.Keep in mind, Cann has been a starting NFL right guard for three seasons, with varying degrees of success. Richardson has NEVER played guard. That competition could be very one-sided in favor of the veteran.Outside of Richardson, I'm not sure there are many other options unless you want to move Brandon Linder to right guard and promote Tyler Shatley to … [Read more...] about Jaguars Mailbag: How many undrafted players make the roster? Who is most likely to break out?
CHICAGO — For Ryan Pace, the trade was always about the return more than the price.Last April, the Bears and their general manager needed a new franchise quarterback. It was long overdue.A quarterback who would give the team direction and shape its identity.A quarterback who would position the Bears for sustained success, as Drew Brees did for Pace’s Saints more than a decade ago.A quarterback who represented hope, one promising enough for ownership to continue believing in the NFL’s youngest GM during a rebuilding effort that still has not produced progress in the standings.So with the clock ticking on the 49ers and the second pick in the 2017 draft, Pace traded four picks to them in exchange for one, unwilling to risk losing out to another quarterback-needy team that might have eyes on trading up.And with that, Pace got his man: North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky.Now, fast-forward one year, through Trubisky’s 12 rookie starts and the Bears’ … [Read more...] about Assessing Bears’ trade for Mitch Trubisky: 14 players, 6 teams, 1 franchise quarterback