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Gardner Minshew could be benched if he struggles today vs. Chargers

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The Gardner Minshew Experiment could be over today.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Jacksonville Jaguars are near a breaking point with the second-year quarterback and that if he struggles today against the Los Angeles Chargers he could be benched for veteran Mike Glennon.

Jaguars starting quarterback Gardner Minshew is in danger of being benched if he continues to struggle, multiple sources say, and that could happen as soon as today against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The media darling who has become a cult hero in Jacksonville thanks to his mustache, quick wit and propensity for jorts could find himself replaced by backup Mike Glennon. At one point, it appeared Minshew may be the QB of the future in Jacksonville. Much of that is in doubt now, unless he can play his way out of it.

If Minshew does struggle and gets replaced by Glennon — who has been the only other active QB on game day — the team will likely use the bye to re-evaluate its QB situation.

The bye week would allow for the team to re-evaluate their quarterback position and go with the veteran option or with sixth round rookie quarterback Jake Luton.

Either way, it would signal a disappointing end to Minshew Mania which was admittedly very fun last season but lacking this year, resulting in just one win over the first six weeks of the season.