Jaguars to start Nick Foles over Gardner Minshew after bye week

Tanya Simon
November 6, 2019

Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone has announced that Nick Foles will be the team's starting quarterback moving forward. Spoke to both of them.

The Jaguars (4-5) have a bye week before then.

"I think Gardner's a competitor, I think what he's done, he's done a great job", Marrone said.

Foles was injured while throwing a 35-yard touchdown pass to DJ Chark on the second series of the team's season opener. "I feel a whole lot different about him now than I did prior to him playing, in a positive way".

It was entertaining although it lasted, but "Minshew Mania" has formally occur to an conclude. His first couple of starts showed potential, but Foles, right now, gives the Jaguars the best possible chance to finish the season strong. "I really believe that". Soon after all, the front business office gave Foles a huge deal worth $88 million this past offseason.

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He almost led the Jaguars to a comeback win over the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium the following week, connecting on 23-of-33 passes for 213 yards and one touchdown in a 13-12 loss.

In nine appearances (eight starts) this season, Minshew has completed 188-of-307 passes for 2,285 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Minshew, the team's sixth-round draft pick out of Washington State, stepped in for Foles and had an impressive debut: 22 of 25 for 275 yards and two TDs with one interception.

He led the Jags to a mere field goal in a 26-3 drubbing by Houston in London on Sunday.

"For me, it was looking back at all the work we put in", Marrone said. He has a 92.8 quarterback rating, but also leads the National Football League in fumbles (11) and is second with seven lost fumbles. "I think emotions can run differently, so I looked at the body of work".

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