It is a question many NFL fans are asking themselves today.
Does Super Bowl-winning quarterback Nick Foles instantly make the Jacksonville Jaguars a championship contender?
Foles, 30, has signed a four-year contract with the Jags worth $88 million. That’s an average of $22 million a season. With incentives, however, that deal can balloon to $102 million.
The signing will become official when the new league year begins on Wednesday and marks the end of the Blake Bortles era in Jacksonville.
Bortles, who signed a three-year extension with the team just 13 months ago after leading them to the AFC championship game in 2017, is going to be released.
Foles guided the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl title in 2017 and is a big upgrade from the inconsistent Bortles.
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But can Foles do in Jacksonville what he did in Philly?
The Austin, Texas, native is coming off two excellent playoff runs with the Eagles, but there are a number of factors that must happen for the Jaguars to become a Super Bowl contender.
If the team improves its receiving corps, running back Leonard Fournette returns to playing like he did as a rookie two years ago and the defence continues to live up to the “Sack-sonville” mantra, the Jags should at least challenge for a playoff spot in 2019.