Hoping to construct a quarterback room as solid as could be expected, the Eagles have obtained youthful veteran Gardner Minshew from Jacksonville for a restrictive 2022 6th round draft decision, adding Minshew as the third quarterback behind Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco. As a relating move, the group delivered Nick Mullens on Saturday morning.
A third-year player from Washington State, Minshew appreciated accomplishment with Jacksonville after he was a 6th round draft pick in 2019. Among the profession features for the 6-foot-1, 225-pound Minshew:
• Has begun 20 of 23 profession games and has finished 501 of 797 passes (62.9 percent) for 5,530 yards, 37 scores, and 11 interferences for a passer rating of 93.1
• His profession passer rating of 93.1 is the most elevated in Jaguars history (least 100 endeavors)
• His 21 passing TDs and 3,271 passing yards in 2019 were both the most by a new kid on the block in establishment history
• Became the principal youngster in NFL history with somewhere around 230 yards passing for every game, 20 or more TDs, and less than 10 INTs
The Eagles are proceeding to address the list as they eye Tuesday's 4 PM cutoff time to arrive at the NFL limit of 53 players, and they designated the game's most significant situation on Saturday morning. With Minshew ready, the Eagles have three quarterbacks who have succeeded at the NFL level. Minshew is a quick chief who has some portability, a decent arm, and strength. He was a group chief in Jacksonville during a progress period for the Jaguars in the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
In 2020, Minshew saw activity in nine games on the season, beginning in eight and finishing 216 of 327 passes for 16 TDs and a passer rating of 95.9. His passer rating of 95.9 positions as the second-most elevated in establishment history by a quarterback with somewhere around 300 endeavors. He was casted a ballot a group skipper by his colleagues in just his second NFL season.
Minshew joins a quarterback room that delighted in achievement in the preseason. Damages had a solid summer in Training Camp, the joint practices against New England and the Jets as he took order of the offense and showed the authority off the field that the Eagles saw in his 2020 newbie season, while Flacco gave the Eagles precisely what they expected when they marked him to a one-year bargain in the offseason. Flacco's large arm, quiet attitude, and capacity to take apart protections rapidly were apparent qualities he displayed in his experience on the field in the mid year, including an incredibly useful preseason execution covered by Friday's two-score, 188-yard execution 31-31 tie against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Both have communicated undeniable degrees of trust in the offense and their comprehension of the plan executed by Head Coach Nick Sirianni and Offensive Coordinator Shane Steichen.
Concerning Minshew, he turned into a bit of a religion saint in Jacksonville during his new kid on the block season as he was a splendid spot for a group that battled from the actual beginning of the period. Stepping in for harmed starter Nick Foles in the opener against Kansas City, Minshew turned into the primary new kid on the block over the most recent 40 years to finish his initial 13 passes. He finished 22 of 25 passes for 275 yards, two scores, and an interference in the game, and Minshew Mania in Jacksonville started.
Minshew's way to the NFL wasn't by and large regular, as he moved on from East Carolina in December 2017 and enlisted at Washington State in June 2018. Minshew then, at that point completed fifth in the 2018 Heisman Trophy casting a ballot and won the 2018 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (country's top senior or fourth-year junior QB) and was named a finalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year and Davey O'Brien Award (country's top QB). Minshew was named the PAC-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year and procured a spot on the All-PAC-12 first group in the wake of driving the nation in passing (367.6 yards per game). That season, he set gathering and Washington State single-season records in passing yards (4,779) and consummations (468).
Presently he's an Eagle, adding to a room that has adaptability, veteran administration, and experience winning in the NFL.