When Nick Foles signed a four-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the main motive was to join a team where he can be the unquestioned starter. Unfortunately for the Super Bowl champion, he suffered an injury in his debut for the franchise.
Foles suffered a broken collarbone in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs. It happened on the same play he threw a 35-yard touchdown to D.J. Chark.
Gardner Minshew filled in admirably for Foles in the season opener, but it still hurts to lose their starting quarterback this early. However, the Jaguars could have him back with roughly six games left in the regular season.
According to ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler, Foles could return by Week 11 for the Jaguars.
Jacksonville is targeting a 10-to-12 week recovery for Foles.
His recovery depends on how the bone heals over the next few months.
Foles spoke highly of Minshew and his ability to lead the team. In his NFL debut, the Washington State product completed 22-of-25 passes for 275 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Jacksonville has an important division matchup coming up against Houston. Minshew will need to be sharp if he wants to keep up with Deshaun Watson.
Since Foles is out for the foreseeable future, the Jaguars may use Leonard Fournette more than usual.