Minshew is the uncontested No. 1 quarterback in Jacksonville after the team traded Nick Foles to the Bears on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Jaguars took back a fourth-round draft pick in exchange for Foles, who had been expected to battle Minshew for the top job throughout training camp and the preseason. Minshew burst onto the scene as a rookie and put together an impressively competent season, highlighted by a 21:6 TD:INT. The 23-year-old also showcased an ability to spark Jacksonville's offense via his athleticism, logging 67 rush attempts for 344 yards. Minshew is now set to enter camp as the Jaguars' clear starter, with Joshua Dobbs as his backup.
Coach Doug Marrone said Minshew, Nick Foles and Joshua Dobbs will compete for the Jaguars' starting quarterback job this offseason, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
A report from early January suggested Foles would enter the offseason program as the top QB, though it's common sense that Minshew will at least have a shot at the job after his unexpectedly competent rookie season. Dobbs, on the other hand, isn't likely to see many first-team reps. The battle between Foles and Minshew will dominate headlines in Jacksonville throughout the spring and into the summer.
Minshew won't enter the 2020 offseason as the Jaguars' starting quarterback, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
This shouldn't come as a major surprise after Minshew's inconsistencies to end the season. Save for a sterling Week 17 finale in which the rookie quarterback completed close to 70 percent of his passes and threw for almost 300 yards and three touchdowns, a dismal stretch to start December nearly curtailed any sort of positive momentum Minshew built up during his prolonged audition as the Jaguars starter. It's worth noting head coach Doug Marrone also declined to list Nick Foles as the starter, suggesting both players would be capable options next season, although the Jaguars would pay close to $34 million in dead cap space should they opt to cut the veteran signal caller in lieu of Minshew. As a result, this situation feels like one of the very few "real" quarterback competitions to monitor throughout the offseason, as Minshew's cap number ($632,904) and surprise performance from the sixth-round pick throughout most of 2019 all but guarantee him a shot at the starting gig next year.
Minshew (shoulder) completed 27 of 39 pass attempts for 295 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Colts.
Minshew provided one of Week 17's biggest surprises when you consider he entered the game nursing an injured shoulder while also coming off of his worst performance of the season last week against Atlanta (13 of 31 for 181 yards). Filling in for the injured Nick Foles to begin the year, the 2019 sixth-round pick created a huge buzz with some strong fantasy performances coupled with his unorthodox sense of style, thus creating 'Minshew Mania.' The Jaguars signed Foles to a huge four-year, $88 million contract this past offseason, money that could dictate giving him another chance to start in 2020, but Minshew showed the team that he is a capable NFL quarterback (60.6 completion percentage, 3,271 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions in 14 games), and he appears to have a higher fantasy ceiling due to his ability to chip in some rushing stats (344 rushing yards).
Minshew (shoulder) is officially active for Sunday's season finale against the Colts.
Minshew was considered questionable due to the bothersome right shoulder, but he'll once again play through the injury. The 23-year-old will look to finish his rookie campaign on a strong note after completing only 13 of 31 passes in Week 16.
The Jaguars list Minshew (shoulder) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Minshew's right shoulder bothered him heading into last weekend's loss to the Falcons, but he entered the contest without an injury designation. The Jaguars' decision to list him as questionable ahead of the season finale suggests his shoulder is at least a little more of a concern this week, but no reports have surfaced at this point suggesting that Minshew is truly in jeopardy of sitting out. The rookie has at least been able to get on the practice field in some fashion throughout the week, logging limited workouts Wednesday through Friday.
Minshew (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
The shoulder issue previously limited Minshew for the first two practices of last week, but he turned in a full practice Friday and entered Sunday's 24-12 loss against the Falcons without an injury designation. With the Jaguars offering no indication that Minshew experienced a setback coming out of that contest, he'll likely take every rep in the Jaguars' final practice of Week 17 and make his 12th start of the season in the finale versus the Colts.
Minshew (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report.
Minshew managed to suit up without an injury designation Week 16 despite initially practicing in a limited fashion due to the same issue. If things progress as usual, he'll suit up Sunday against the Colts and draw the start at quarterback. Since replacing Nick Foles as Jacksonville's top option under center in Week 14, Minshew has completed 55.7 percent of his throws for 5.6 yards per attempt and a 4:0 TD:INT.
Minshew completed 13 of 31 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-12 loss to Atlanta. He added 36 yards on seven carries.
Minshew was off all game but tried to lead a comeback in the fourth quarter down by multiple scores, connecting with Chris Conley on a 42-yard bomb that cut the lead to 12. The outcome may have been different had DJ Chark held onto a would-be touchdown midway through the quarter. The Minshew Magic has worn off over the past month as the rookie passer has averaged just 172.8 passing yards per game over his last four contests and has accounted for multiple touchdowns in just one of those games. Minshew will conclude the campaign against Indianapolis' 21st-ranked pass defense.
Minshew (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Atlanta.
The rookie quarterback was limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday with the right shoulder issue, but he was able to finish the week with a full practice. Minshew is set to receive his 11th start of the season Sunday against the Falcons, who are allowing 253.7 yards per game through the air and a 99.5 opponent QB rating.
Minshew (right shoulder) remained limited at practice Thursday.
We'll revisit Minshew's status Friday, but we'd expect him to be out there Sunday against the Falcons. The Jaguars' final Week 16 injury report will reveal whether the QB heads into the weekend listed as questionable or is removed from the team's injury report altogether.
Minshew was limited at practice Wednesday due to a right shoulder injury.
So far there's nothing to suggest that Minshew -- who helped the Jaguars snap a five-game losing streak in the Week 15 win over the Raiders -- is in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Falcons. With that in mind, unless it's revealed that Minshew tweaked his shoulder during Wednesday's practice, his limitations to begin Week 16 are more than likely maintenance-related.
Minshew completed 17 of 29 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Raiders. He also gained 27 rushing yards on five carries.
The Jaguars didn't score a TD through the first three quarters, but Minshew played hero by finding Chris Conley twice in the end zone over the final 5:15 to rally the club from a 16-6 deficit. While the rookie QB hasn't been particularly sharp since regaining the starting job, he does have a 3:0 TD:INT over the last two games. Minshew and the Jacksonville passing game get a favorable matchup in Week 16 on the road against the Falcons.
Minshew completed 24 of 37 passes for 162 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Jaguars' 45-10 loss to the Chargers on Sunday. He also rushed six times for 31 yards.
While Minshew's final numbers weren't awful on the surface, the fact the Jaguars were down 31-3 before he facilitated Jacksonville's only touchdown of the day with a 12-yard toss to Nick O'Leary tells the tale of what kind of day it was. The rookie was making his return to the top job after ceding it for two games, but this performance wasn't necessarily any better than what the displaced Nick Foles was capable of providing. Ultimately, it appears the Jaguars have serious concerns on the offensive side of the ball for the time being, and Minshew's chances of success will notably lessen if D.J. Chark is forced to miss significant time with the ankle injury that caused his early exit Sunday. Minshew will look to up his production against the vulnerable Raiders secondary in Week 15.
Minshew will return as the Jaguars' starting quarterback Sunday against the Chargers, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Taking over for a futile Nick Foles this past Sunday versus the Buccaneers, Minshew fared slightly better during the 28-11 loss. Overall this season, Minshew has completed 61 percent of his passes, averaged 243.2 yards per game and posted a 14:5 TD:INT in 10 appearances.
Minshew played the second half of the Jaguars' 28-11 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday in relief of Nick Foles (coach's decision) and completed 16 of 27 passes for 147 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed twice for eight yards and had a fumble, but it was recovered by the offense.
Minshew's numbers weren't anything to write home about, but they were exponentially better than Foles', who threw for just 93 yards and completed 50.0 percent of his throws in the first two quarters. The rookie certainly has proved capable of providing a spark in the past, however, and with Jacksonville at 4-8, it's certainly possible coach Doug Marrone opts to give Minshew another run with the starting job versus the Chargers in Week 14.
Minshew replaced Nick Foles at quarterback to start the second half Sunday against the Buccaneers.
The Jaguars entered halftime trailing 25-0 as Foles committed three first-half turnovers, leading the team to make a change. Jacksonville has been outscored 100-33 in 10 quarters since Foles reclaimed the starting job Week 11, so the team will have a decision to make at quarterback entering Week 14. Minshew can stake his claim to the starting job with a quality showing off the bench.
Minshew will return to the backup quarterback role following the Jaguars' Week 10 bye after coach Doug Marrone announced Tuesday that Nick Foles (collarbone) would return from injured reserve and reclaim the starting role Nov. 17 against the Colts, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
Minshew performed admirably over the first nine games of the 2019 campaign, completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,285 yards and a 13:4 TD:INT. The rookie picked a poor time to have the worst outing of his young career in Sunday's loss to the Texans, as his four-turnover performance was likely enough to convince Marrone to hand the job back over to Foles, who inked a four-year, $88 million deal this offseason. While Minshew presumably won't play in the immediate future, he at least proved himself to be a capable insurance option if Foles should struggle upon his return to action or succumb to another injury.
Coach Doug Marrone will decide during the Jaguars' Week 10 bye whether Minshew or Nick Foles (collarbone) will work as the team's starting quarterback, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.
The rookie quarterback has played exceptionally well since Foles fractured his left clavicle in the season opener, but he was unable to cement his starting role in Sunday's 26-3 loss to the Texans. Minshew had his worst outing of the season, completing 27 of 47 passes for 309 yards with two interceptions and two lost fumbles, with all four turnovers coming in the fourth quarter. The rookie-sixth round pick has played well enough this season to justify keeping him as the starter, but his fumble issues (11 total and seven lost) could end up costing him in the long run. Foles should return from injured reserve for Week 11, but Marrone has yet to tip his hand about who will be under center. The head coach expects to inform the quarterbacks of the decision next weekend after taking this week to deliberate.
Minshew completed 27 of 47 passes for 309 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's 26-3 loss to the Texans in London. He also rushed four times for 34 yards and lost two fumbles.
Don't let the garbage time yardage fool you -- this was an ugly performance for Minshew, as he had more turnovers (four) than his team scored points (three). Per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Nick Foles is set to be taken off injured reserve and return from his fractured clavicle after Jacksonville's Week 10 bye, at which point coach Doug Marrone will have to decide whether to stick with the rookie under center or turn the offense back over to the high-priced free-agent pickup. Minshew certainly did himself no favors as the Jaguars mull over the difficult decision of which quarterback to deploy moving forward. This was Minshew's first multi-interception performance, but fumbles have become a growing concern -- he's lost seven in the last eight games.
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