Tom Coughlin gushed about Nick Foles for several minutes and then had one request for his new Jacksonville quarterback.
“I hope every game in 2019 is like the Oakland game of 2013,” said Coughlin, the franchise’s top executive.
That’s the game in which Foles threw for 406 yards, with seven touchdown passes, no interceptions and a perfect quarterback rating (158.3). The Foles who led the Eagles to four playoff victories over the past two seasons, including the franchise’s first NFL title since 1960 in which he earned 2018 Super Bowl MVP honors, would be pretty good, too.
The Jaguars formally introduced Foles on Thursday, hours after he signed a four-year, $88 million contract that includes $50.125 million guaranteed.
Foles welcomed being a starter again. He’ll reunite with former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who was hired in January to be Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator.
“Coach DeFilippo over here is someone that I’ve been on the biggest stage with,” Foles said. “We have gone through so much together.”
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Cardinals gets Suggs: Arizona agreed to terms with linebacker Terrell Suggs and backup quarterback Brett Hundley on one-year deals.
Suggs, 36, is the NFL’s active sacks leader with a 132½ sacks, tied with Leslie O’Neal and Lawrence Taylor for 13th. Suggs spent his entire 16-year career with the Ravens and is their all-time leader in games played (229) and forced fumbles (37).
More moves: Chicago signed former Green Bay safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year contract. … Kansas City agreed with former New Orleans defensive end Alex Okafor to an $18 million, three-year deal, and former Dallas linebacker Damien Wilson to a $5.6 million, two-year contract. … Defensive tackle Malcom Brown agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Saints after spending all four of his previous NFL seasons with New England. … Seattle is keeping an offensive player from last season’s playoff team, reaching agreement on a two-year deal with lineman D.J. Fluker. … Pittsburgh signed former Jacksonville wide receiver Donte Moncrief to a two-year deal and re-signed receiver Eli Rogers to a two-year contract. … Detroit signed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi and safety Andrew Adams. … Carolina released tackle Matt Kalil and re-signed tackle Daryl Williams to a one-year, $7 million contract. … Cincinnati signed former Giants cornerback B.W. Webb to a three-year deal.
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