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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
$Signed a four-year, $2.71 million contract with the Jaguars in May of 2019.
Moved to active roster
The Jaguars activated Minshew from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday morning.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Gardner Minshew's 2019 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.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 DepthThe average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
- Sack RateThe 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 YACThe 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 %20.0%
Avg Target Depth7.9 Yds
Avg Receiver YAC5.5 Yds
Receiver Drop %4.9%
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2019 Gardner Minshew Split Stats
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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.
40-Yard Dash4.97 sec
Shuttle Time4.45 sec
Cone Drill7.14 sec
Vertical Jump33.5 in
Broad Jump116 in
Bench Press0 reps
Hand Length10.13 in
Arm Length31.75 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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Lands on COVID list
The Jaguars placed Minshew (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday.
Becomes uncontested starter
Primed for competition with Foles
Not listed as starter
Minshew Mania ends on high note
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.