The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly agreed to trade backup quarterback Gardner Minshew to the Philadelphia Eagles. Compensation for Minshew is a conditional sixth round draft pick. The pick can become a fifth round pick if Minshew plays in 50% of at least three games this season.
Trade: Jaguars are sending QB Gardner Minshew II to the Philadelphia Eagles for a conditional 2022 sixth-round pick, per sources. The 6th-round pick could go to a 5th if Minshew plays in 50 percent of the plays in three games this season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2021
Jacksonville Jaguars Trade Gardner Minshew to the Philadelphia Eagles
The clock has been ticking on Minshew’s time in Jacksonville ever since the Jaguars drafted Trevor Lawrence. With the lack of depth at quarterback in Dallas, many believed Minshew would eventually end up with the Cowboys. However, it seems that a late-round pick was too rich for Jerry Jones.
Minshew has earned himself a cult following due to his moxie and underdog billing. He made comments earlier in the off-season implying that he would not settle for being a backup quarterback in Jacksonville. Because of these reasons, the Jaguars had no choice but to move him. No one suspected the Eagles though with backup quarterback Joe Flacco already in place. To make room for Minshew, the Eagles have announced the release of backup quarterback Nick Mullens.
The Jaguars drafted Minshew in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. In his two seasons since entering the league, Minshew has thrown for over 5,000 yards whilst completing 63% of his passes. He has also recorded 37 passing touchdowns to just 11 interceptions. Sadly, the majority of those numbers have equated to empty calories as Minshew has only won six games in two seasons.
Drafted out of Washington State, Minshew was never projected to be more than a backup quarterback in the NFL. He is a product of the Air-Raid system, so he has ample experience throwing the football. Unfortunately, he was never able to hold onto the starting job in Jacksonville. It is being reported that Minshew will be the third quarterback on the depth chart in Philadelphia. The days of Minshew being a starting quarterback in the NFL have seemingly already come and gone.
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