Where Did Gardner Minshew Play College Football?

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Where did Gardner Minshew Play College Football?
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Dec 27, 2022, 11:43 AM
  • Gardner Minshew is currently filling in for Eagles starter Jalen Hurts.
  • Gardner Minshew attended four different colleges, including Washington State.
  • Gardner Minshew is likely to play again versus the Saints this weekend.

The Eagles are the likely No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs with great odds to win the Super Bowl. They’re a daily topic of conversation in NFL betting circles.

However, they’re also a tricky handicap, since Gardner Minshew is now temporarily filling in as starting quarterback thanks to Jalen Hurts’ shoulder injury.

Who Is the Quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles?

Gardner Minshew is currently the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles since typical starter Jalen Hurts is, uhh, hurt.

Where Did Gardner Minshew Play College Football?

Gardner Minshew is best known for his final season at Washington State, but the Eagles quarterback had a winding road during his collegiate year. He landed at Troy for his true freshman year in 2014 but opted to transfer to JuCo Northwest Mississippi Community College just one year later after it was clear he couldn’t win the starting job.

After winning a JuCo national championship, Minshew left for East Carolina in 2017, where he played for two seasons and graduated. 

Minshew took advantage of graduate transfer rules to play a final year under head coach Mike Leach at Washington State, where he ultimately ended up on the radar of NFL teams.

Gardner Minshew Stats

Gardner Minshew had 5,969 passing yards and 41 touchdowns at the start of the 2022 NFL season.

Gardner Minshew College Stats

Gardner Minshew threw for a combined 8,266 yards and 62 passing touchdowns during his three years of Division I college football.

Gardner Minshew Age

Gardner Minshew is currently 26 years old.

Gardner Minshew Starts

Gardner Minshew’s Saturday start in Dallas was the 23rd start of his career. Most of those starts (20) came in a two-year stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Gardner Minshew Contract

Gardner Minshew is in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, which pays him $2,540,000 in base salary. He will enter the 2023 offseason as a free agent.

Gardner Minshew Draft Pick

Gardner Minshew was drafted by Jacksonville with the 178th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Hurts Injury Could Still Derail Eagles’ Chance for NFC East

For several weeks, the Eagles have been a huge NFL betting favorite to win the NFC East and seize the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.

Technically, though, that coronation is still on hold, thanks to Jalen Hurts’ shoulder injury. Despite a hot start, Minshew and the Eagles weren’t able to hold on against the Cowboys in Week 16, so the Eagles still need one more win to lock up their prime seasonal position.

If Minshew can’t deliver a win against the Saints (6-9) this week, there could be pressure on Hurts to return in Week 18 – regardless of his health status.

Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Today

As of this writing, it’s likely that Minshew will start once again for the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday’s home game against the Saints, allowing Hurts another week to recover from his shoulder sprain.

The Eagles only need one more win to secure the NFC East title and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture.

Philadelphia Eagles: Minshew Status Won’t Prevent Favorite Status

Over at the BetMGM online sportsbook, the Eagles are currently 6.5-point home favorites against the visiting New Orleans Saints.

That’s a line that implies Hurts will again sit this weekend since a full-strength Eagles team would likely lay north of a touchdown versus a sub-.500 Saints squad.

Erin Andrews: Gardner Minshew Throws Ball to Fox Reporter in Viral Video

One of the more amusing parts of Saturday’s NFC East showdown occurred when Minshew routinely threw the ball away… and happened to throw a bullet right at Fox reporter Erin Andrews on the sideline.

Gardner Minshew Prison Bus

Gardner Minshew is infamously a big personality. He often keeps a silly-looking mustache and presides over legendarily amusing interviews and press conferences. 

Given his reputation for antics, you may not be surprised to learn that Minshew lived for most of the last offseason in an old prison bus that he rented and parked outside of a gym in Florida.

 

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.