- With Nick Foles returning from injury, Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew will head back to the bench.
- With him will go “Minshew Mania,” the latest craze to sweep through the sports world.
- But there’s no way Nick Foles will kill Minshew Mania – it will return with a vengeance.
When the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew in the sixth round, most fans probably wondered who he was. Since he played on the west coast, many fans in Florida probably never watched him in college. But then the newly-acquired Nick Foles went down with a broken collarbone in Week One, leading to the triumphant rise of “Minshew Mania.”
Sadly, it appears that the miraculous run of Garner Minshew is coming to an end. Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone has announced that Nick Foles will regain his job as the starting quarterback following their bye this week.
End Minshew Mania? Never!
As is often the case with a popular player like Minshew, when he gets benched for someone else, Twitter erupts. But it wasn’t all outrage. Many fans were realistic, understanding that the team needs to see what it has in Nick Foles. The Jaguars have at least $45 million invested in him; they need to evaluate what he can do as the leader of the Jacksonville offense.
But that didn’t stop all of the Twitter comedians from making jokes:
But is it truly the end of an era, or is Minshew Mania just on pause?
Don’t Worry – Gardner Minshew Will Be Back
As a late-round pick thrown into NFL action during Week One, likely without ever having played with the first team before,