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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$Signed a four-year, $2.71 million contract with the Jaguars in May of 2019.
Moved to active roster
QBJacksonville Jaguars
August 4, 2020
The Jaguars activated Minshew from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday morning.
ANALYSIS
Placed on the list two days prior, Minshew has now passed the necessary tests to be reinstated to the active roster. He's the unquestioned starting quarterback in Jacksonville, where Mike Glennon, Jake Luton and Joshua Dobbs are expected to compete for backup work.
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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. 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 %
20.0%
 
Avg Target Depth
7.9 Yds
 
Sack Rate
6.5%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.5 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.9%
 
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Gardner Minshew
Training Camp Notes: August 4
2 days ago
Mohamed Sanu struggled in his initial audition with the Patriots in 2019, but an ankle injury could be to blame. Activated from the PUP list Tuesday, the ankle should be recovered going forward.
Training Camp Notes: August 2
4 days ago
T.Y. Hilton suffered a hamstring injury and will have six weeks to get ready for the season opener.
ADP Analysis: July Trends for WRs and TEs
8 days ago
Best-ball drafters are moving away from Alshon Jeffery and Dallas Goedert, while Jalen Reagor and DeSean Jackson as the preferred Philadelphia pass catchers in the late rounds.
2020 Training Camp Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars
10 days ago
After back-to-back lackluster campaigns, the Jaguars will look to second-year QB Gardner Minshew to turn things around in 2020.
2020 Training Camp Preview: Chicago Bears
13 days ago
The Bears have the pieces in place on defense to regain elite standing, but their overall success likely hinges on who emerges from the QB competition.
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
QBJacksonville Jaguars
Illness
August 2, 2020
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Becomes uncontested starter
QBJacksonville Jaguars
March 18, 2020
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.
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Primed for competition with Foles
QBJacksonville Jaguars
February 25, 2020
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.
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Not listed as starter
QBJacksonville Jaguars
January 4, 2020
Minshew won't enter the 2020 offseason as the Jaguars' starting quarterback, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
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Minshew Mania ends on high note
QBJacksonville Jaguars
December 29, 2019
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.
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