Potential New York Giants free agency target Nick Foles is reportedly ready to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It looks like the New York Giants are losing a free-agency quarterback option via their successor to Eli Manning.
According to a report from Les Bowen of Philly.com, the Jacksonville Jaguars are working on a contract for now-former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. The NFL free agent period officially opens on March 13.
Last week, the Giants were reportedly rumored to be “very interested” in Foles. Earlier in February, Foles was also reportedly interested in joining the Giants if he were to become a free agent. The Eagles recently decided not to implement the franchise tag on who would be their backup quarterback behind Carson Wentz.
This isn’t a big deal for the Giants. It’s not like Foles is a complete necessity for New York’s passing game.
Yes, when he played in Philly, Foles proved to still be a good NFL quarterback. However, we still don’t know if it was him or just the system. The Eagles have been a playoff team the past two seasons.
The Giants, of course, haven’t. So who’s to say Foles would’ve succeeded as the Giants’ quarterback?
Another guy the Giants could look at outside of the NFL draft for their quarterback of the future is Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller mentioned this possibility on his podcast.
The Giants would be very interested in Rosen if he was available via trade. Big Blue actually looked to draft Rosen last year out of UCLA, but eventually went with running back Saquon Barkley with their No. 2 overall pick.
Foles not coming to New York really isn’t the worst-case scenario for the Giants. There are other options at quarterback the team can look towards in order to succeed at that position in the future.