Shortly after the final Friday practice of the season, the Jaguars and head coach Doug Marrone announced that Gardner Minshew II will be questionable with right shoulder soreness entering Sunday’s matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.
“Just overall soreness,” Marrone said on Friday when asked about Minshew II’s status. “Just trying to be precautionary — rest him. And then see how he is on Sunday. And we got Nick [Foles] and we got Josh Dobbs too so they’re ready to go.”
If the Jaguars are without Minshew II it would be veteran quarterback Nick Foles likely getting the start — his fifth of the season if he does suit up on Sunday. Minshew II has completed 258 out of 431 of his passes for 2,976 yards, 18 touchdowns, and five interceptions in his rookie year after being selected by the Jaguars in the sixth round.
Dede Westbrook (neck/shoulder), AJ Bouye (wrist) , Leonard Fournette (neck), Dakota Allen (hamstring), Nick O’Leary (shoulder) all questionable.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) December 27, 2019
WR Michael Walker (hamstring) OUT
Marrone indicated the team will likely make a roster move tomorrow with the injuries at cornerback as well as running back. If running back Leonard Fournette misses Sunday it will be the first game the third-year veteran has missed all season.
It will be the final game of the season for the Jaguars, potentially with news circulating throughout the day on Sunday. Whether or not head coach Doug Marrone or general manager Dave Caldwell will be retained remains a mystery. There have been reports that both could be retained, however the Jaguars or owner Shad Khan has not released a statement as of today indicating either direction.
It is worth noting that during the portion of practice open to the media, Caldwell and Khan were seen standing side-by-side observing practice and conversing on the sideline. Caldwell and Khan have long had a close relationship, and it is something to keep an eye out for on Sunday.