BREAKING: Jacksonville Jaguars Trade Gardner Minshew to Philadelphia Eagles

Published 08/28/2021, 11:26 AM EDT
Sep 13, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) throws a pass during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports


Around a month back in the Jacksonville Jaguars camp, there was a genuine question about who would end up being the side’s QB1. Despite drafting quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick in the 2021 Draft, the Jaguars refused to name a starter. 

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But as the weeks passed, it became clear that Trevor Lawrence was going to be the Jaguars’ starter for the league opener against the Houston Texans. And that news became official this week. 

May 15, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up during rookie mini camp at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Backup QB Gardner Minshew had pushed hard to claim the starting role. But with his services now deemed excess, the Jaguars have traded the man with the mullet to Philly.

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Jacksonville Jaguars part ways with Gardner Minshew   

As per NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded Minshew for a conditional 2022 sixth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles

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This could end up becoming a fifth-round pick if Minshew’s playtime meets certain criteria. The Eagles have named Jalen Hurts as their QB1 for the upcoming season. The side even signed veteran quarterback Joe Flacco to provide cover for Hurts with the departure of former starter Carson Wentz

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This could potentially see Minshew take on the role of QB3 for the Eagles. But as things stand, this could end being a stellar opportunity for Minshew to kickstart his career.

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Lawrence will undoubtedly be the Jaguars’ starter for the years to come. But Hurts on the other hand is on thin ice. Flacco too is past his best. If both fail to deliver, the mullet could get his shot at making a name in Philadelphia.

 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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