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.
- Gardner Minshew stats (2019-’20): 5,530 passing yards, 37-11 TD-INT ratio, 93.1 passer rating in 23 games
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.