Minshew replaced an ineffective Nick Foles at halftime of Sunday’s 28-11 decline to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On Sunday, Foles turned the ball over on the Jaguars’ initial three drives, generating him the initial quarterback to do that because Chicago’s Mike Glennon in 2017, and posted 3 consecutive 3-and-outs just after individuals turnovers.
Foles has struggled badly considering the fact that his return from a broken collarbone, creating 782 yards and 33 details in 3 online games due to the fact his return.
Minshew, who led the Jaguars to a 4-4 file immediately after Foles was damage just 11 snaps into the year opener, finished 16 of 27 passes for 147 yards and a landing Sunday. The rookie directed Jacksonville (4-8) to 11 factors, and the interception he threw was a go that bounced off receiver Dede Westbrook‘s palms in the conclusion zone.
When the Jaguars signed Foles in March, proprietor Shad Khan said it was his aspiration to land the participant who led Philadelphia to a Tremendous Bowl LII victory around New England. In that activity, Foles threw for 373 yards and 3 touchdowns and caught a landing move to receive Tremendous Bowl MVP honors.
Foles did not make it to halftime of the 2019 time opener before Kansas Town defensive lineman Chris Jones landed on him just after Foles let the ball go on a 35-yard touchdown move to DJ Chark.
Minshew stepped in for Foles and had an impressive debut: 22-of-25 for 275 yards and two TDs with a person interception. Minshew began the up coming 8 game titles and led the Jaguars to a 4-4 report, throwing for 2,285 yards and 13 touchdowns with 4 interceptions.
His angle, attire (jorts, headband, aviators) and mustache — coupled with his freewheeling design of perform — led to “Minshew Mania” across the place. That came to a crashing halt from Houston in 7 days 9, nonetheless, when Minshew turned the ball over four moments (two interceptions, two fumbles) and led the Jaguars to just just one field intention in a 26-3 decline at Wembley Stadium in London.
Minshew experienced his challenges holding on to the ball, much too. At a single place, he led the NFL with seven misplaced fumbles, and he had a different Sunday, but he is second in the stat now, behind the New York Giants‘ Daniel Jones (10).
ESPN’s Michael DiRocco contributed to this report.