Jags trade Minshew to Eagles for 6th-round get

Jags trade Minshew to Eagles for 6th-round get


What acquiring Minshew blueprint for the Eagles (0: 39)

Dan Graziano explains why the Eagles decided to trade for Gardner Minshew from the Jaguars. (0: 39)

The Jacksonville Jaguars accept as true with traded quarterback Gardner Minshew II to the Philadelphia Eagles for a conditional 2022 sixth-round get, it became as soon as announced Saturday.

The sixth-round get would possibly perhaps even upward push to a fifth-rounder if Minshew is fascinated about 50% of the performs in three games this season, sources informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The lunge comes after Jaguars coach Urban Meyer announced Wednesday that high total get Trevor Lawrence had won the starting job and would possibly perhaps well be below center for the Sept. 12 season opener in Houston in opposition to the Texans.

Minshew, who had been alternating snort days with the first-team offense with Lawrence at some stage in coaching camp, accomplished 17 of 29 passes for 196 yards with two interceptions (one in the high zone) in two preseason games.

C.J. Beathard is now in the high backup role in the encourage of Lawrence. Beathard has accomplished 22 of 30 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns in the 2 games.

Minshew joins an Eagles QB room that comprises Jalen Hurts and feeble Joe Flacco. The Eagles launched Cleave Mullens after the trade became as soon as announced. Minshew is predicted to be third on the depth chart at the delivery in the encourage of Hurts and Flacco.

The Eagles look the acquisition of Minshew as a low-chance lunge. The compensation is equivalent to what they would utilize on a developmental quarterback in the draft. As an various, they glean a QB with 20 NFL begins who can play in a pinch if called upon — a increased priority amid the coronavirus pandemic when gamers who test particular or are a discontinuance contact would possibly perhaps be sidelined with miniature discover. Minshew is additionally quite cheap with two years closing on his rookie contract and a salary of $850,000 this season.

Minshew replaced an injured Cleave Foles as a rookie in 2019 and became as soon as brought encourage as the starter by the Jags later that season after Foles struggled. That earned him the starting job in 2020, and he started the first seven games of the season sooner than a thumb effort — one he hid from the coaching workers at the delivery — achieve apart him on the bench.

Minshew got encourage on the enviornment for 2 games in December but accomplished the season on the bench. After a 1-15 chronicle, the Jaguars employed Meyer and drafted Lawrence, the fan-anointed savior of the franchise.

For his profession, Minshew has accomplished 501 of 797 passes for five,530 yards with 37 TDs and 11 interceptions.

Files from ESPN’s Mike DiRocco and Tim McManus became as soon as utilized on this state.

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