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Gardner Minshew traded to Philadelphia Eagles

Matt Johnson

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew is being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, with Philadelphia landing a reliable backup behind starter Jalen Hurts for the 2021 NFL season.

The trade, first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, sends a conditional sixth-round pick to the Jaguars. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jacksonville will receive a fifth-round pick if Minshew plays more than 50% of the snaps in three games this season.

At the start of training camp, head coach Urban Meyer indicated Minshew and Trevor Lawrence would be in a quarterback competition for the starting job. However, Lawrence was heavily expected to win the job and the Jaguars made it official this week.

Minshew, a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, is expected to serve as the Eagles’ third-string quarterback behind Joe Flacco to open the 2021 season. But if Hurts struggles, the coaching staff might opt to see what the 25-year-old quarterback can do in a new environment.