Evidently, the Jaguars have seen enough of him for now and are OK with moving back to Minshew. The decision came after veteran Nick Foles struggled to get going since returning from the collarbone injury he sustained Week 1. Sunday's three turnover, listless first half ended that experiment, at least for now.
On Sunday Jacksonville hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Jaguars were down 25-0 at the half.
Foles completed 7 of 14 passes for 93 yards, with two fumbles and one interception. I haven't spoken to either quarterback afterward.
A sixth-round draft pick from Washington State, Minshew started eight games while Foles recovered from a broken left collarbone and gave the Jaguars (4-8) a chance almost every week. "He obviously can win in this league, but we've got to be able to have some help around him". He also added that he still believes in Foles and that his struggles exclusively weren't his fault because the Jags weren't playing well around him either.
The 'stache is back: Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone announced rookie QB Gardner Minshew will start this week vs. the Chargers. "I just think that a lot of times it's never really just the one position or one person". Foles has thrown two interceptions - one in his first start after returning from injury of November 17 and one in the December 1 loss.
While Foles took the majority of the reps in practice the past three games, Minshew did say the coaching staff has designed workouts for him to remain fresh and ready if called upon during the game. "We both talked about it and agreed [that] we're going to do everything we can to get us back in the game". "So we're just trying to put the best guys out there that give us the best chance to win".