Nick Foles Has Been Named The Jags’ Starter Meaning Minshew Mania Is, Sadly, Over For The Time Being
One of the great stories of the NFL season thus far has been Gardner Minshew taking not only Jacksonville over by storm, but the entire league since entering the Jaguars’ season opener when Nick Foles went down with a collarbone injury.
It’s rare for a backup quarterback to keep things going for his team and make a name for themselves in the NFL, but that’s exactly what happened with Minshew Mania. With that being said, the movement is over, at least for the time being.
On Tuesday, Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone announced that Foles would step back into the starter’s role following the team’s bye this week.
For a rookie sixth-round draft pick that played at three different colleges, Minshew put up some pretty impressive numbers since getting thrown into the fire.
While he went 4-4 as a starter, he threw for 2,210 yards, 13 touchdowns, and just four interceptions. Add those numbers and his background story to the fact the man stretches in the locker room with nothing but a jockstrap on and you have yourself a living legend in the making.
Minshew had his worst outing of the season last week in London against the Texans completing just 27-of-47 passes and throwing two interceptions, so Jacksonville turning to Foles makes sense.
At 4-5 on the year, the Jags find themselves behind both the Colts and Texans in the AFC South race and ninth in the overall AFC standings.
Foles will get the nod in Indianapolis next Sunday and while Minshew Mania is gone (for now) it is not yet forgotten.