Gardner Minshew
Gardner Minshew
24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A sixth-round draft pick last year, Minshew was supposed to back up Nick Foles all season. But Foles broke his collarbone Week 1, and Minshew Mania was born. He ranked sixth in the NFL with a 1.3 INT percentage, throwing only six picks on 470 attempts, and led the rookie class with a 91.2 passer rating. Minshew does not have a strong arm (why he fell to the sixth round), but his timing and touch are excellent, making him one of the league's better deep-ball passers. He led the NFL in completion percentage (47.6), YPA (17.2) and passer rating (125.6) on attempts longer than 20 yards last season (min. 30 attempts). He also effectively used play action to beat defenses, ranking second in completion percentage (79.3) and third in passer rating (142.7). While he's not tall at 6-1, he's a good athlete who can make plays with his legs (344 rushing yards, 5th among QBs), though he needs to improve his ball security after fumbling 13 times, losing seven. Minshew completed just 60.6 percent of his passes last year, but accuracy was a strength coming out of college (70.7 percent, 2nd nationally) and with his quick release and skilled progression work, it's reasonable to expect improvement in Year 2. New OC Jay Gruden should help, and Foles is gone, so Minshew won't be looking over his shoulder this season. Read Past Outlooks
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#172.58
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$Signed a four-year, $2.71 million contract with the Jaguars in May of 2019.
Could be traded
QBJacksonville Jaguars
January 19, 2021
It isn't clear Minshew has a future with the Jaguars, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
ANALYSIS
Minshew went 1-7 as a starter in his second NFL season, though his passing stats -- 66.1 completion percentage, 6.9 YPA, 16:5 TD:INT -- show a degree of competence that wasn't matched by fellow Jaguars quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Jake Luton. The team is now expected to draft Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, potentially leaving Minshew to compete with Luton for the backup job. The Jaguars figure to explore trade opportunities this offseason, so it's possible the 2019 sixth-round pick ends up on a new team for his third NFL campaign.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Gardner Minshew's 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
18.7%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.0 Yds
 
Sack Rate
7.6%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.0 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
3.4%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Gardner Minshew's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
225 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.97 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.45 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.14 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.75 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Minshew transferred to Washington State for his final collegiate season and proceeded to finish top-two in the country in passing yards, completions, attempts and completion percentage. The 23-year-old totaled 4,779 yards with 38 touchdowns and nine interceptions. A sixth-round pick in April's draft, Minshew somehow finds himself in the position to potentially earn the backup job in his rookie season in Jacksonville. Last year's quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Cody Kessler have been jettisoned, leaving 2018 sixth-round pick Tanner Lee and Minshew to battle for backup duties behind new starter Nick Foles. Lee made his way to the active roster for the season finale and should have a small leg up on the newcomer, but Minshew should have every opportunity in training camp to prove he's the better No. 2 option.
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Won't get Week 17 start
QBJacksonville Jaguars
December 30, 2020
Head coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday that Minshew will remain the Jaguars' backup quarterback behind Mike Glennon for the team's Week 17 game in Indianapolis, John Oehser of the team's official site reports.
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Relegated to backup
QBJacksonville Jaguars
December 26, 2020
Minshew will act as the team's backup Sunday against the Bears after it was announced Mike Glennon would start the contest, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Competing for Week 16 starting gig
QBJacksonville Jaguars
December 23, 2020
Head coach Doug Marrone said Minshew and Mike Glennon will split first-team reps in practice this week before a decision is made on the Jaguars' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Bears, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
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Pads numbers in garbage time
QBJacksonville Jaguars
December 20, 2020
Minshew completed 22 of 29 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions during Sunday's 40-14 loss at Baltimore. He also had two carries for nine yards and lost a fumble.
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Back in starting seat
QBJacksonville Jaguars
December 14, 2020
Coach Doug Marrone said Monday that Minshew will start Sunday's game in Baltimore, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.
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