The Jacksonville Jaguars had high hopes of making it back to the AFC's top tier. A glimpse of things to come was shown against the Kansas City Chiefs although the moment got spoiled when the 30-year-old suffered a left clavicle injury.

Foles threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Clark with about five-and-a-half minutes left in the first quarter, a play that elated Jaguars fans in attendance. Unfortunately, the former Super Bowl MVP took a huge hit on the play. He was later taken to the locker room for evaluation, according to a report by Philip Heilman of The Athletic. It turned out that Foles broke his clavicle and will undergo surgery on Monday, ESPN reported.



Jaguars coach Doug Marrone was left with no choice but to go with backup quarterback Gardner Minshew. He finished 22 of 25 for 275 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 interception as Jacksonville lost to Kansa City, 40-26.

According to Jaguars.com, Foles will be out for at least two months. Under NFL rules, Foles will only be eligible to return by Week 11. If all goes accordingly, the former Super Bowler may suit up against Indianapolis on November 17. For now, Minshew will be the Jaguars quarterback. He is expected to start against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium this Sunday.

“We’ll look forward to him coming back, obviously, when that opportunity presents itself,” said Marrone.

Foles' injury is a sad turn of events after the 88th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft ended up signing with the Jaguars in the offseason. The Philadelphia Eagles originally planned to pick up the $20 million option of his contract. However, the 30-year-old opted to exercise his option of paying the Eagles $2-million to void that option and become a free agent.

Foles was seen by some as the missing link that the Jaguars needed to become Super Bowl contenders. And while that is likely to be up for debate, it all depended on how Foles would be able to hold things together similar to what he did in Philly, the Washington Post reported.



“I think whenever you get to run an offense that you really enjoy and you have a lot of say in, what quarterback wouldn’t love that? But it’s really just about the people that you get to do it with,” Foles said a couple of days ago prior to his NFL debut with the Jaguars.  

 

  Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after his team's loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images