The Jacksonville Jaguars have long made sense as a potential Nick Foles destination in 2019.
Blake Bortles figures to be headed elsewhere. Personnel chief Tom Coughlin is familiar with Foles from the NFC East. The team is still mostly built for a playoff run. And former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is now in Jacksonville.
With roughly a month until free agency, when Foles is set to become available after the quarterback voided his 2019 option with the Eagles, the connections have apparently led to more than just speculation. As CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora noted on Thursday's edition of the Pick Six Podcast, the Jaguars "have been focused on" pursuing either Foles or former Baltimore Ravens starter Joe Flacco in 2019.
The Athletic's Daniel Popper had a similar sentiment earlier in the week, reporting the Jaguars "will be making some kind of play for Foles, either via trade or free agency."