The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Gardner Minshew their starting quarterback going forward, most likely lasting through the final four games of the season.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says rookie QB Gardner Minshew will return to a starting role vs Chargers— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) December 2, 2019
Head coach Doug Marrone was non-committal on the decision at quarterback after Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but starting Minshew for the remainder of the season is the only thing that makes sense for this team.
You’re 4-8, you’re not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yet, but you’re not making them at a top end of 8-8. Really, the only choice you have is to put Minshew back out there, who at this point is clearly the better chance to win games, and let him continue the development he showed during his eight starts prior to Foles coming back.
The wins and losses the last four games of the season really don’t matter, it’s now all about reps for rookies like Josh Allen and Minshew and figuring out where to go for 2020.
In all honesty, there’s probably no reason for Nick Foles to even be active the final four games of the season because even if Minshew gets hurt, you don’t want Foles getting hurt and being forced to keep him on the books in 2020.
Keep Foles healthy and figure out how you get him off your roster in the offseason. The healthier he is, the better chance you have at dealing him.