Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles wasn't on the sidelines today as his team took on the Texans, as he is unable to travel per doctor's orders in the wake of surgery to repair his collarbone. Instead, as Gardner Minshew II takes over, Foles will watch from home.
But at the least, the belief is that the former big free-agent pickup will be back under center as soon as the rules allow. He is out for at least eight weeks on injured reserve and eligible to return for the Week 11 game against the Colts, and sources say that is the target date for him to be back.
As for the shoulder, Foles had a plate and screws utilized while fixing the clavicle to ensure long-term health, and a source said it was a clean, straight-forward break. In preparation for his return, Foles will have multiple scans before setting foot on the field, with all parties wary of a re-break. Assuming everything heals properly, he'll begin practicing the week before the Houston game in Week 9, then have the bye, then be back Week 11.
JAX QB Gardner Minshew - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 2 at Houston Texans
After Nick Foles was knocked out in the first quarter last week in the loss to the Chiefs, Gardner Minshew stepped in and posted some good numbers. The rookie completed 88% of his 25 passes for 275 yards, with two TDs and one INT. With Foles placed on I.R., Minshew will be the Jaguars QB, even with the acquisition of Josh Dobbs from the Steelers. He’ll get his first road test at Houston against a solid Texans defense. If you have the roster space, Minshew may be worth stashing on your bench until a better matchup.