By Anthony Caruso III | Editor
The Philadelphia Eagles added quarterback Gardner Minshew II in a Saturday morning trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In exchange for the former starter, the Jaguars were given a conditional sixth-round pick in 2022.
The pick can potentially turn into a fifth round pick depending on Minshew’s playing time. If he plays 50% of playing time in three games this season, the pick will convert to a fifth-round pick.
In a corresponding move, the Eagles released quarterback Nick Mullens, who agreed to a one-year contract with the team in June.
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Minshew II – who started for the team in 2019 and 2020 – was away with the Jaguars this season. Trevor Lawrence, the No.1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, will start for the team.
He was going to have to compete with CJ Beathard and Jake Luton for a backup role.
With the Eagles, Minshew II will remain a backup. He will have to compete with Joe Flacco – who signed a one-year contract with the team during the off-season – to replace projected starter Jalen Hurts.
However, it was a safety measure in case Hurts got injured or struggled during the season. This will allow first-year head coach Nick Sirianni to take a look at Minshew II to see if he can potentially be the starter of the squad to move forward if they feel Hurts is unable to. to do work.
Minshew II comes to Philadelphia with a 7-13 starter record in 20 games. He appeared in 23 NFL games.
The 25-year-old crossed 501 of 797 for 5,530 yards. The Flowood, Mississippi native has thrown 37 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in his career.
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