The 2019 edition of NFL free agency officially begins for the Jacksonville Jaguars at 12pm EST today.
This is our Super Bowl, folks.
We’re going to try and gather every piece of news, every rumor, and every update in our live blogs through the rest of the week right here. We love you all.
5:28 PM: I’m so tired and I’m not even home yet. Goodnight, everyone.
5:26 PM: So, the Jaguars gave Nick Foles a contract richer than he deserved for... locker room respect?
Why did the #Jaguars pay so much for Nick Foles if there were no other big bidders? We discussed here. pic.twitter.com/QOiulR6dcH— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 11, 2019
4:55 PM: EA Sports showing Nick Foles off in a Jaguars uniform for the first time.
️ #DUUUVAL@NickFoles | #Madden19 pic.twitter.com/TPvGB5hPOq— #WeAreMadden (@EAMaddenNFL) March 11, 2019
4:48 PM: The Jaguars are signing Nick Foles to an $88 million contract. My God.
The #Jaguars had Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles as their top target. Per @MikeGarafolo he gets 4 years and $88M. Large.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
4:44 PM: IT. IS. HAPPENING.
Source: Nick Foles is signing with the #Jaguars.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
4:25 PM: Scratch tight end Jesse James off the tight end market. He’s headed to Detroit.
Former Steelers’ TE Jesse James intends to sign with the Detroit Lions, as @MikeGarafolo reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
3:17 PM: According to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson on ESPN NFL Live, Nick Foles may want to visit Jacksonville before agreeing to anything and it is about being a fit. So now it sounds like not only would JAX have to pay Foles north of $20 million per year, they’ll also need to convince him to sign. Yikes?
3:04 PM: How much is Trey Flowers going to make?
The #Lions are signing nickel CB Justin Coleman to a 4-year deal worth $36M, source said. The highest paid nickel in the NFL for the former #Seahawk.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
2:41 PM: I want to die.
Nick Foles isn't getting $20 million per season unless the #Jaguars totally Jaguar this up https://t.co/v5q4yqQoKA pic.twitter.com/m7luvDMPpH— Big Franchise Lifting QB Country (@BigCatCountry) March 6, 2019
2:06 PM: Mike Silver of NFL Network updates the Foles situation. Sounds like the issue is price point.
"They believe he is a franchise lifting QB, and have a great infrastructure around him. I expect this to happen by the end of tonight @ $21-22M/yr. They're cautiously optimistic it'll get done quickly."— FreeAgencyCouch (@BCBCouch) March 11, 2019
- Mike Silver just now
12:25 PM: Why are they spinning this in this way? These players were gone regardless.
Tiffany Blackmon of @nflnetwork reports from a source that the #Jaguars released five players on Friday “to be able to” sign Nick Foles.— Zach Goodall (@zach_goodall) March 11, 2019
Source called Foles “a hell of a leader.”
12:11 PM: WE GOT SOME TAMPERING, FOLKS! Raiders are signing OT Trent Brown to a massive deal.
Former Patriots’ OT Trent Brown intends to sign a four-year, $66 million contract that includes $36.75 million guaranteed with the Oakland Raiders, per source, making him highest paid OL in NFL history.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
11:15 AM: Sure sounds like Nick Foles knows where he’s heading in free agency...
Anyone else feel the tension in the air or is that just me? This isn’t that news. But it’s big news. I’m @lululemonmen’s new elite ambassador. Like me, they’re all about community, mindfulness and #thesweatlife. Excited for what’s ahead. Stay tuned for that other announcement. pic.twitter.com/XYUT0xDMNf— Nick Foles (@NickFoles) March 11, 2019
11:11 AM: Adam Schefter originally mistyped and reported a three-year, $10 million deal and I almost fainted. It’s three years and $10 million per year. Good for Malik.
Malik Jackson's deal in Philly is expected to be for three years, $30 million -- an average of $10 million per year, per source. https://t.co/z6twxnRWlW— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
10:59 AM: Sounds like the Eagles are snapping up former Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson.
Im told unrestricted free agent DT Malik Jackson is expected to sign with the #Eagles, per source.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 11, 2019
9:30 AM: Not exactly free agency related, but signing Nick Foles (as we will undoubtedly do this week) means the team isn’t taking a quarterback — and a playmaking tight end would be my next choice after that.
New mock draft alert! https://t.co/SEQEBeRhmt— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) March 11, 2019
7:48 AM: Like the Teddy Bridgewater news, I tend to think rumors like this are to drive down the cost of Nick Foles. But, honestly, I’d rather have Ryan Tannehill on my team if we’re going to have a one-year bridge for a first round rookie quarterback.
Ryan Tannehill could end up staying in Florida, but not in Miami https://t.co/7bdBwehSaR— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 11, 2019
7:27 AM: Same!
*whispers*— Harry Montana (@AlfieBCC) March 11, 2019
I’d like to re-sign Ereck Flowers
6:17 AM: Dante Fowler is signing a short term deal over hitting the free agency market. Hmm...
Last night, the #Rams agreed to terms with pass-rusher Dante Fowler Jr. on a 1-year deal worth $14M, source said. The former 1st rounder gets another year with the team that traded for him at roughly the amount that the fifth-year option would’ve been, then can hit the market.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019