Posted: 9/25/2020 5:17 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew completed 30 of 42 passes for 275 yards and an interception during the team's loss to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, Sept. 24. Minshew also gained 22 yards on three rushing attempts.
Huddle Up: If you tuned in Thursday hoping to see what Minshew Mania was all about you definitely left disappointed. His final numbers don't properly express the depth of Jacksonville's offensive futility as seemingly every pass Minshew threw was some kind of check down or crossing route. The absence of D.J. Chark and struggles of Chris Conley certainly didn't help, but that can't explain everything as Minshew never looked remotely explosive or dangerous with the ball in his hands. He'll try to bounce back in Week 4 against the Bengals.
Posted: 9/21/2020 1:30 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew completed 30-of-45 passes for 339 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans and he also ran four times for 19 yards.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars came up short, but Minshew Mania II is in full effect in Duval. He has 512 passing yards and five touchdowns in two games. He has produced like a low-end QB1 in most fantasy leagues so far. Now he'll face a Miami Dolphins team which allowed Buffalo's Josh Allen to throw for more than 400 yards and four touchdowns on Sunday.
Posted: 9/14/2020 2:12 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew completed 19 of his 20 pass attempts for 173 yards and three touchdowns and rushed five times for 19 yards in a 27-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1.
Huddle Up: While Minshew obviously won't approach this level of efficiency on a routine basis, he has potential as a QB2, especially with his sneaky rushing numbers.
Posted: 8/04/2020 1:02 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Huddle Up: Minshew emerged with a splash in the early part of last season before fizzling out. He'll be an interesting, midrange QB2 option later in drafts.
Posted: 8/02/2020 8:09 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Minshew will be sidelined for an undisclosed amount of time, so fantasy players can monitor the situation. He is coming off a solid 2019 season and will be the starter this season. Minshew should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in leagues.
Posted: 7/17/2020 5:05 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew had the highest scramble rate (8.9 percent) of any quarterback in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus data.
Huddle Up: Minshew did rush for 344 yards -- fifth most among QBs -- but didn't have a rushing TD and his passing stats (3,271 yards, 21 TDs) were below average, leading to a 21st-place finish among fantasy QBs. He's now the clear starter in J'ville, but he remains a low-end QB2 for fantasy.
Posted: 6/23/2020 3:52 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew has reportedly organized video sessions with his teammates - in addition to the regular virtual OTA meetings run by the coaches - as players try to work through the offense together remotely, according to TE Tyler Eifert.
'(Minshew) took charge, took initiative during the OTAs to get the guys together aside from our OTA meetings. We'd get on and do like a virtual walkthrough. It's just good to learn a little bit different than just looking at your installs and trying to memorize it. You've got to think on your feet a little bit,' Eifert told Sirius XM NFL Radio.
Posted: 5/30/2020 6:34 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew earned a 94.7 Pro Football Focus grade on throws of at least 20 yards downfield in 2019, ranking him third among quarterbacks.
Huddle Up: Minshew didn't grade out as well fantasy-wise, ranking 21st among QB with an average of 20.1 fantasy points per contest. Expect some improvement in Year 2, but he's still only a mid-level QB2 at best.
Posted: 5/29/2020 12:25 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew is familiar with the talents of rookie WR Laviska Shenault Jr. and what he can do for an offense from their time playing against each other in college. 'Every time he touched the ball you just got nervous because you know he could break it,' Minshew said.
Huddle Up: Minshew formed quick chemistry with WR DJ Chark Jr. in his rookie season under center while splitting time with Nick Foles. Chark finished the year with 1,008 yards and Chris Conley totaled 775 receiving yards. Shenault could take over the No. 2 role early on for the Jags and there should be plenty of volume available with the Jaguars expected to trail more often than not in 2020.
Posted: 5/26/2020 11:33 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew will have the offense tailored to him in 2020, according to offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. 'It's my job to make it mesh, to take on the personality of our quarterback - and for him to understand what we're trying to get accomplished on play-to-play, game-to-game, week-to-week basis is going to be critical,' Gruden said. ... 'Now, it's just a matter of him getting some general knowledge of our offense and me figuring out what he likes, what he doesn't like - what makes him tick - and go from there.'
Huddle Up: Minshew completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 3,271 yards and 21 touchdowns against a modest six interceptions over 12 starts and 14 games as a rookie in 2019. He added 344 rushing yards on 67 attempts, showing impressive mobility. He has some quality pass-catchers in WRs DJ Chark Jr., Dede Westbrook, Laviska Shenault Jr. and TE Tyler Eifert, and the running ability provides a stable fantasy floor. He should be targeted as a mid-tier QB2 in redraft leagues but is a risky dynasty asset who could be replaced in the 2021 NFL Draft.