Gardner Minshew II
QB - PHI
This Week Outlook
Gardner Minshew II completed 18 of his 32 pass attempts for 274 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Sunday's loss to the Saints.
The Eagles were attempting to lock up the NFC East and No. 1 seed in the NFC for the second consecutive week, but Minshew and the offense struggled to get anything going on Sunday. Late in the game, with the Eagles down only three points, Minshew threw a costly interception that was returned for a touchdown by CB Marshon Lattimore. The early word is that starting QB Jalen Hurts could be available to start in Week 18 against the Giants.
Gardner Minshew II completed 24 of his 40 pass attempts for 355 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Saturday's loss to the Cowboys. He also rushed for a touchdown and fumbled twice, losing one.
Minshew performed admirably in place of the injured Jalen Hurts, but turnover issues and lackluster defense ultimately doomed the Eagles. Minshew was technically responsible for three of Philadelphia's four turnovers, but you could argue that neither interception was really his fault, and the lost fumble game on a botched handoff to RB Miles Sanders. Hurts is reportedly pushing to play in Week 17 against the Saints, but it's possible the team holds him out again and tries to win and lock up the No. 1 seed with Minshew.
Gardner Minshew II completed 24 of 40 pass attempts for 355 passing yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions while also rushing four times for five rushing yards and one touchdown and losing one fumble in the Eagles' 40-34 Week 16 loss to the Cowboys.
Minshew II was able to attack downfield consistently for the Eagles Sunday, averaging a solid 14.8 yards per completion against an aggressive Dallas secondary. The signal caller should once again be considered a solid option if starting quarterback Jalen Hurts (shoulder) is sidelined once again ahead of a Week 17 home contest against the New Orleans Saints.
Gardner Minshew II is officially set to start for the Eagles against the Cowboys in Week 16.
Philadelphia HC Nick Sirianni spoke Thursday morning and confirmed that Minshew would receive his first start of the year against Dallas. He will slide into an extremely tough matchup against the ferocious Cowboys' defense in an interdivisional tilt. With QB Jalen Hurts nursing a shoulder injury, it is possible Minshew makes multiple starts going forward, possibly even closing out the regular season under center. His arrival means slight downgrades for the Eagles' pass-catchers across the board- mainly A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert.
Gardner Minshew II was at practice on Wednesday.
Minshew missed practice on Tuesday as he attended the memorial of his former college coach Mike Leach. Jalen Hurts missed practice on Tuesday and Wednesday and he is reportedly a long shot to play this week. Minshew is a decent streamer this week for those who had Hurts.