Nick Foles: I’m proud of Gardner Minshew

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Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew is going back to the bench now that Nick Foles is healthy enough to play, but while Foles didn’t want to miss half the season, he did enjoy seeing what Minshew could do.

Foles said today that Minshew did an outstanding job of filling in for him while Foles missed eight weeks.

“I’m proud of Gardner for everything he’s done. He’s a tremendous player. He’s been amazing in the QB room and I’ve really enjoyed watching him play and develop as a young player. I was once him, playing as a young player, and to see him playing at the level he has is amazing. He’s going to continue to develop and grow and have a great career and I’m excited for him,” Foles said.

Minshew played better than anyone could have expected from a sixth-round rookie, but the Jaguars signed Foles to a lucrative contract because they believe he’s the quarterback who can get them to the playoffs. Now he’ll get that chance, and Minshew will go back to second string.

20 responses to “Nick Foles: I’m proud of Gardner Minshew

  1. I like them both. Minshew was fun to watch, and as for Foles? Classy guy who will never buy a drink in Philly again. Good luck to both of them (P.S Gardner – wanna come to Da Bears??)

  2. Minshew will probably have a very good career, just likely not with Jax. That is, unless Foles incurs another serious injury.

  3. “I’m proud that Minshew played well enough to keep us in the race, but not well enough to take my job.”

  4. This weekend against the Patriots, Wentz will remind Eagles fans they should have kept Foles.

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 13, 2019 at 3:26 pm
    This weekend against the Patriots, Wentz will remind Eagles fans they should have kept Foles.

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    Wentz was the reason the Eagles got a first round bye that year they, you know, beat the Patriots in the SB.

  6. Nick Foles is my hero; just one of the nicest guys ever.
    So glad we had him here when we needed him most.
    For an underdog kind of town, he was the perfect person for the perfect moment.

  7. The Saints showed the league how to slow down Minshew by dropping everyone back and making him stay in the pocket. The Texans used the same game plan and he ended up having a disaster of a game.

    It is impressive that teams have to use a game plan that would normally be used on a veteran star QB. If he can figure it out, his future is bright!

  8. I’m a Bears fan. We’ve got 2 second round picks in this next draft and I’d gladly give one up for Minshew. I’ve seen enough, he has “it”.

    Letting him go would be a colossal mistake by the Jags.

  9. Amusing that so many people, Jags fans and otherwise, became so enamored with Minshew that after three or four games they were absolutely convinced the job was his and Foles was just out of luck. Overly impressionable people like that must get very tired of being so consistently wrong in their thoughts. lol

  10. threatlevelmidn1ght says:
    November 13, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 13, 2019 at 3:26 pm
    This weekend against the Patriots, Wentz will remind Eagles fans they should have kept Foles.

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    Wentz was the reason the Eagles got a first round bye that year they, you know, beat the Patriots in the SB.
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    Is he? Or was it your rookie kicker that knocked a 60 yarder through to beat the giants? Had he missed that kick, the Eagles would have come to Minneapolis a few weeks earlier and I am not convinced it would have ended the same way.

  11. The Jaguars have an enviable situation in their quarterback room. They have two starter-caliber players while some teams don’t even have one.

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