Just as soon as Nick Foles got his job back as starting quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars, he lost it. Now, the Jaguars are in a situation where they may have to trade him this offseason.
So what exactly happened?
When Jacksonville landed Foles last offseason, he was expected to be the guy to turn the offense around. Or at least be a heck of a lot better than Blake Bortles.
Foles made his debut in Week 1, broke his collarbone in the first quarter and ended up sidelined through Week 11, giving way to rookie signal-caller Gardner Minshew.
In spite of an impressive run from Minshew, Foles regained his starting position upon getting healthy, but the results were not pretty.
They were so ugly, as a matter of fact, that Foles was booed by his home crowd during the Jags’ most recent loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was benched in favor of Minshew.
Now, it appears that Minshew is the starter moving forward, and Foles has been relegated to a bench role, where he has spent the majority of his NFL career.
And maybe that is exactly what Foles is: a backup.