There was a incredibly less than-the-radar free of charge-agent signing in the NFL on Wednesday, and that was the Jacksonville Jaguars including previous 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 total choose in April’s draft. The Beathard addition moreover acquiring 2020 sixth-spherical select Jake Luton on the roster virtually surely suggests former Jags starter Gardner Minshew will be traded ahead of the draft, and SportsLine presents odds on his future workforce.
Previously Wednesday, we wrote about how the 49ers and Chicago Bears had been significant losers with the Philadelphia Eagles signing Joe Flacco since the Niners were searching at Flacco as a backup to Jimmy Garoppolo and the Bears have been hoping to trade their No. 2, Nick Foles, to Philadelphia.
Right after losing out on Flacco and Mitchell Trubisky and with fellas like Tyrod Taylor, Jacoby Brissett and Ryan Fitzpatrick off the market place, the Niners trading a mid-spherical pick for Minshew would make far too considerably feeling NOT to come about. GM John Lynch mentioned a person of his priorities this offseason was upgrading powering the injury-susceptible Garoppolo and the only other QBs on the roster are Josh Rosen (bust) and Josh Johnson (under no circumstances great).
Minshew is an unpleasant 7-13 as a starter, but try to remember he was on a terrible crew. The 2019 sixth-round select out of Washington Condition has accomplished 62.9 p.c of his passes career for 5,530 yards, 37 TDs, 11 picks and a score of 93.1 that would have ranked 22nd in the league final 12 months and in advance of Teddy Bridgewater, Jared Goff, Joe Burrow, Andy Dalton and Cam Newton, amongst other folks. The remaining two yrs of Minshew’s rookie deal are really worth significantly less than $2 million in total funds.
The Niners have a tie to Minshew as he performed in the 2019 Senior Bowl for the South Crew, which was coached by San Francisco head mentor Kyle Shanahan. For a stage of reference, Garoppolo experienced a 67.5 Pro Football Target Quality last time. Minshew’s quality was 67.8.
Jacksonville clearly will only accept the greatest supply, on the other hand. Could Seattle deliver Minshew again to the Pacific Northwest? Russell Wilson’s 2020 backup was Geno Smith, who is a no cost agent.
Being in the NFC West, Arizona is all-in this year right after incorporating the likes of AJ Eco-friendly and JJ Watt, and Minshew would be a improved No. 2 behind Kyler Murray than previous CFL quarterback Chris Streveler.
The Vikings, meanwhile, experienced the forgettable Sean Mannion as Kirk Cousins’ backup past time and Mannion is a cost-free agent. Dallas undoubtedly needs a much better backup to Dak Prescott with Dalton now in Chicago.
Minshew had been joined to the Bears, but they cannot maybe trade for him now following blowing the Foles deal with Jacksonville very last offseason and just signing Dalton. I suppose the Tremendous Bowl winner Bucs have to be shown as they really don’t have a No. 2 for Tom Brady at the moment.
In the AFC, Minshew would be a awesome safety blanket to the Chargers’ Justin Herbert (at this time Easton Stick) or could provide level of competition in Denver to Drew Lock (Brett Rypien).
The two Indianapolis (Jacob Eason) and Tennessee (Logan Woodside) have untested backups, but there is minimal probability the Jags would trade Minshew inside of the AFC South Division.
Let us not rule out the Jets if New York trades Sam Darnold as Minshew could serve as a prospective bridge QB to whomever Gang Environmentally friendly most likely usually takes with the No. 2 over-all decide in the draft.
Via SportsLine oddsmakers: If traded, which staff will Gardner Minshew be with 7 days 1?
- 49ers Even
- Broncos +300
- Seahawks +400
- Cowboys +500
- Vikings +600
- Cardinals +700
- Chargers +900
- Bucs +1000
- Jets +1200
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