There was a quite less than-the-radar absolutely free-agent signing in the NFL on Wednesday, and that was the Jacksonville Jaguars including former San Francisco 49ers quarterback CJ Beathard presumably as the team’s 2021 backup to Trevor Lawrence, who is a lock to be the No. 1 general pick in April’s draft. The Beathard addition moreover having 2020 sixth-spherical select Jake Luton on the roster virtually definitely usually means former Jags starter Gardner Minshew will be traded ahead of the draft, and SportsLine presents odds on his up coming workforce.
Before Wednesday, we wrote about how the 49ers and Chicago Bears ended up huge losers with the Philadelphia Eagles signing Joe Flacco for the reason that the Niners ended up seeking at Flacco as a backup to Jimmy Garoppolo and the Bears were being hoping to trade their No. 2, Nick Foles, to Philadelphia.
Just after shedding out on Flacco and Mitchell Trubisky and with men like Tyrod Taylor, Jacoby Brissett and Ryan Fitzpatrick off the current market, the Niners trading a mid-round pick for Minshew will make far too considerably perception NOT to transpire. GM John Lynch stated one particular of his priorities this offseason was upgrading behind the injury-vulnerable Garoppolo and the only other QBs on the roster are Josh Rosen (bust) and Josh Johnson (never ever superior).
Minshew is an unsightly 7-13 as a starter, but bear in mind he was on a terrible staff. The 2019 sixth-round select out of Washington State has completed 62.9 % of his passes vocation for 5,530 yards, 37 TDs, 11 picks and a score of 93.1 that would have rated 22nd in the league previous calendar year and in advance of Teddy Bridgewater, Jared Goff, Joe Burrow, Andy Dalton and Cam Newton, among many others. The remaining two decades of Minshew’s rookie deal are really worth much less than $2 million in total revenue.
The Niners have a tie to Minshew as he played in the 2019 Senior Bowl for the South Staff, which was coached by San Francisco head mentor Kyle Shanahan. For a issue of reference, Garoppolo had a 67.5 Pro Football Target Quality very last period. Minshew’s quality was 67.8.
Jacksonville clearly will only take the finest offer you, nonetheless. Could Seattle carry Minshew back again to the Pacific Northwest? Russell Wilson’s 2020 backup was Geno Smith, who is a free agent.
Keeping in the NFC West, Arizona is all-in this time following incorporating the likes of AJ Eco-friendly and JJ Watt, and Minshew would be a superior No. 2 powering Kyler Murray than previous CFL quarterback Chris Streveler.
The Vikings, meanwhile, had the forgettable Sean Mannion as Kirk Cousins’ backup previous time and Mannion is a no cost agent. Dallas absolutely desires a improved backup to Dak Prescott with Dalton now in Chicago.
Minshew had been linked to the Bears, but they are unable to potentially trade for him now following blowing the Foles deal with Jacksonville past offseason and just signing Dalton. I suppose the Tremendous Bowl winner Bucs have to be listed as they do not have a No. 2 for Tom Brady at this time.
In the AFC, Minshew would be a pleasant safety blanket to the Chargers’ Justin Herbert (currently Easton Adhere) or could deliver competitors in Denver to Drew Lock (Brett Rypien).
Equally Indianapolis (Jacob Eason) and Tennessee (Logan Woodside) have untested backups, but there’s very little prospect the Jags would trade Minshew inside of the AFC South Division.
Let’s not rule out the Jets if New York trades Sam Darnold as Minshew could provide as a potential bridge QB to whomever Gang Inexperienced likely will take with the No. 2 total pick in the draft.
By means of SportsLine oddsmakers: If traded, which workforce will Gardner Minshew be with Week 1?
- 49ers Even
- Broncos +300
- Seahawks +400
- Cowboys +500
- Vikings +600
- Cardinals +700
- Chargers +900
- Bucs +1000
- Jets +1200
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