On Saturday morning while the world was focused on the return of college football, there was some significant NFL news that stole the headlines.
The Philadelphia Eagles announced the team traded for quarterback Gardner Minshew. According to a release from the team, Philadelphia sent a conditional sixth-round pick back to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Philadelphia also announced the team released veteran quarterback Nick Mullens to make room for Minshew.
“Trade:have acquired QB Gardner Minshew from Jacksonville in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in 2022,” the team said in a statement. “The team also released QB Nick Mullens.”
Trade: #Eagles have acquired QB Gardner Minshew from Jacksonville in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in 2022.
The team also released QB Nick Mullens. pic.twitter.com/MLYrJfymxE
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 28, 2021
The news comes just a few days after Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer finally decided who the team’s starting quarterback will be. Meyer named former No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence as the starter.
That meant the end of the line for Minshew, who performed well during his time as the starting quarterback. Now he’ll get a fresh start with a new team that appears to value his skillset.
While he gets a fresh start, he’ll still be behind starting quarterback Jalen Hurts. We’ll have to wait and see if he can pass veteran quarterback Joe Flacco on the depth chart as well.
For the Jaguars, it signals the team is all-in on its rookie quarterback as the franchise looks to reset.
The Lawrence Show is in full swing.
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