Jags QB Foles likely to sit vs. Eagles

Field Level Media

August 14, 2019 at 12:19 am.

New Jacksonville quarterback Nick Foles isn’t expected to face his old team Thursday night when the Jaguars host the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jags coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday he likely will hold out many of his starters and doesn’t want to put Foles on the field until his first-string line is healthy and ready to play.

That means Foles, the MVP of Super Bowl LII after taking over for injured Eagles starter Carson Wentz late in the season and through the playoffs, won’t get to match up against his former mates.

Foles also took over down the stretch in 2018 when a back injury ended Wentz’s season, and he pushed Philadelphia to a playoff win over the Chicago Bears before a loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Foles left in the offseason via free agency, signing a reported four-year deal worth $88 million.