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It’s been something of an NFL trip for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Gardner Minshew II, who added another chapter to his already hilarious career book this Sunday.
The draft pick in the sixth round in 2019 of the Jacksonville Jaguars from Washington State, a household name in the 2019 season when he took over the starting role due to an injury to Nick Foles. Minshew led Jacksonville to a 6-6 record and had an impressive rookie season when it ended.
During Minshew’s time as a starting quarterback for the Jaguars, his swag, mullet and “jorts” were an instant hit with fans.
In the 2020 season, the Minshew Jaguars’ starter remained until a week 7 injury put him on the sidelines for seven weeks. He returned to the field in Week 14 – throwing in 178 yards and a touchdown – after Mike Glennon was benched in a 31-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans. In Week 15, Minshew repeated his starting role again before losing the job to Glennon the following week. So in August, Minshews journey started a new chapter when he was traded to the Eagles.
His latest time to shine came on Sunday when Jalen Hurts was put on the sidelines with an injury. In his first start as the Eagle, Minshew went 20-of-25 in 242 yards and two touchdowns as Philadelphia beat the New York Jets 33-18. His passer rating of 133.7 was the highest for an Eagles starter since Foles (141.4) in the 2017 NFC Championship Game.
And the one person who’s been there in all of Minshew’s NFL career chapters? His father.
He and his father, Flint, shared a sweet moment after Minshew’s big Sunday victory.
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– John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 5, 2021
What will be the next chapter in Minshew’s NFL career? We can not wait.