The Jacksonville Jaguars will launch Gardner Minshew II at quarterback instead of Nick Foles after the starter broke his collarbone at the Kansas City Chiefs opening Sunday.
Minshew was selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by the Jaguars after a stellar season in his lonely year in Washington State. Minshew was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2018. The Jaguars are turning to
Minshew will celebrate his first career start against the Houston Texans in Week 2 on Sunday. In the week before his first start, his life and career came into focus.
The quarterback, who moved from East Carolina to Washington State, had originally considered visiting the Alabama power plant as a replacement for Jalen Hurts and eventually getting into coaching.
However, he got a call from Washington State head coach Mike Leach, who asked him, "Would you like to be a backup in Alabama or run the nation in passing?"
Minshew assumed the role of Washington State and became the best passer-by whom the school had ever seen.
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He was put in the national limelight during the season because of his childhood is even more interesting.
His father Flint Minshew wanted his son Gardner to be called Minshew II. However, there never was a Gardner Minshew I. Billy Minshew wanted his grandson to be called Beowulf.
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"My father wanted to call him Beowulf," Flint Minshew told the spokesman in April, "and that's about it
The athletic profiled Minshew in November, revealing a unique stretching routine the quarterback has.
Last Sunday, Minshew came into the game for Foles and went 22-25 with 275 yards and two touchdowns, according to The Ringer his 88 percent completion rate is the highest of all players in their first game, and the highest in Jaguar history will not be an easy task as Houston loses to the New Orleans Saints and tries to hammer some of their frustrations on the jags