Gardner Minshew, the Philadelphia Eagles‘ backup quarterback, is expected to replace the injured Jalen Hurts.

In the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Minshew was selected with the 178th overall pick. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who were going through yet another season of rebuilding, selected him. 

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Minshew did well with the Jaguars, giving the team some stability. However, after two successful seasons, he was traded to the Eagles because the Jaguars decided to concentrate on tanking for Trevor Lawrence. Minshew has only supported Jalen Hurts as a backup since joining the Eagles and has accepted that role for the time being.

College & Career

Minshew is a Washington State University alumni. He was praised and credited for his sportsmanship, playing skills and ability to take his team to victory, even when faced with a strong team. Minshew has had an up-and-down career since joining the league as a sixth-round pick.

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Minshew began his NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that hoped to give him the long-term key to their organisation. He earned back that faith by producing consecutive seasons that were strong by the standards of a starting quarterback. However, the Jaguars sent him to Philadelphia as soon as they learned about Trevor Lawrence, despite his competent performance.


Gardner Minshew is regarded as a versatile, consistent, and solid quarterback.

Minshew has demonstrated that he is capable of managing the reins of an NFL team admirably. The former student of Washington State University will soon be an unrestricted free agent. His subsequent contract negotiations will be greatly influenced by how well he performs for the remainder of his time in Philadelphia.

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In three games this year as a substitute, Minshew has produced a stat line of 34 passing yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions.

In 2022, Minshew has appeared in three games for the Eagles and completed 2 of 4 pass attempts for 34 yards and no touchdowns.


Minshew signed a four-year contract worth $2,710,884. The contract is $190,884 in guaranteed money and ensures he earns $677,721 per year. Minshew’s contract is the standard sixth-round rookie scale deal offered around the league. He will become an unrestricted free agent in the 2023 off-season.