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Jaguars rookie QB Gardner Minshew sets NFL, franchise records in debut

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are in a precarious position with their quarterback situation — starting quarterback Nick Foles is reportedly going to be out with a broken clavicle until at least Week 10.

But if rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew continues to play like he did yesterday, the Jaguars might be better off at the position than they were last week.

That’s because Minshew set an NFL record yesterday with his completion percentage (88.0) is the highest of any player in NFL history who makes at least 15 pass attempts in their professional debut. It’s also a Jaguars franchise single-game record among players with at least 25 pass attempts.

While the team did trade for former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Josh Dobbs this morning, Minshew is the starter going into Week 2 against the Houston Texans.

Let’s hope the Minshew magic can last a few more weeks.