Jaguars not ready to name Gardner Minshew the starting quarterback

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Nick Foles started only four games, breaking his left collarbone 10 plays into the season and then being benched late in the season. Rookie Gardner Minshew started 12 games.

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone, though, foresees a quarterback competition for the job in 2020.

He said he has two starting quarterbacks.

″I really feel comfortable with them,″ Marrone said, via John Reid of the Times-Union. ″I think it’s something that we have to use in our favor. In the past, there have been situations where we haven’t had many or maybe I’ve just had one. I’ve never had two. We’ve got to do a heck of a job making sure we’re getting both guys ready.″

Foles regained his starting job in Week 11 after returning from surgery and rehab. But he went 0-3 in his return, throwing two touchdowns with four turnovers.

Minshew threw 21 touchdowns, six interceptions and posted a 91.2 passer rating in going 6-6 in his rookie season.

Foles’ contract makes it prohibitive for the Jaguars to release him this offseason.

So Foles and Minshew likely battle for the job all spring and summer.

″I know I am going to go home, I am going to work really hard, Minshew said. ″I know Nick is going to go home and work really hard. We are both going to show up and do the best we can for this team. And however that shakes out, it is going to shake out.″

11 responses to “Jaguars not ready to name Gardner Minshew the starting quarterback

  1. Can’t name someone not on the team. What would the point in naming a starting QB when you don’t play again until September? Minshew was OK but not good enough to call him the unquestionable starter. I think he goes in the 1st but if Fromm is there in the 2nd snag him.

  2. Seeing as they are roughly 9 months away from their next meaningful game… there really isn’t much of a reason to, I have a feeling that Minshew could be headed for that Fitzpatrick kind of career grind it out, be a back up, come in when the starter is injured or suspended give you four, good games cause a ruckus, then mellow out. Bounce around to a bunch of teams.

  3. Minshew… 21 Td and 6 int.. He should be the starter, period. Foles is an average QB at best that had one hot streak in the postseason a couple years ago..

  4. Foles was benched after a handful of games coming back from injury. He should still get a chance to prove himself.

  5. Unless the team spent a high draft pick on him they are not going to commit. If he was a top ten pick they would name him the starter just to save face! Egomaniacs run these teams and can’t admit a mistake.

  6. They can say hes not the starter all they want but they already tipped their hand when Caldwell said they lost their starting QB in week 11 in the press conference which is when Foles was given the job.

  7. In 2013 Foles has one of the greatest seasons in history.

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    fishfan77 says:
    January 3, 2020 at 3:28 pm
    Minshew… 21 Td and 6 int.. He should be the starter, period. Foles is an average QB at best that had one hot streak in the postseason a couple years ago..

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