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Minshew named starter after Jags’ Week 13 loss

Garnder Minshew

The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially named rookie Gardner Minshew as the starter for Week 14.

Minshew returned to the backup role after Nick Foles recovered from the broken collarbone he suffered in Week 1. Through his eight weeks as the starter, he led the Jags to a 4-4 record. After Foles was benched in the second half of Sunday’s loss, he tried to bring Jacksonville back from a 25-point hole, throwing one touchdown and one interception.

The NFL’s Ian Rapoport broke the news on Monday afternoon.

As stated above, head coach Doug Marrone benched Foles in the second, citing the need for a “spark” on offense.

The rookie, in 10 games, has thrown for 2,432 yards, 14 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Foles is 0-4 as a starter (including Week 1, in which he threw only eight passes), and has only three touchdowns to two interceptions.

This is a problem, considering the Jaguars paid Foles handsomely in the offseason. He is owed $88 million over four years, with over $50 million in guaranteed money. A quarterback controversy is not something Jacksonville envisioned having to deal with going into the season.

With their playoff hopes all but dead through 13 weeks, Marrone clearly thinks Minshew gives them the best chance to win going forward. The Jags currently sit at 4-8 and fourth in the AFC South.

Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars will try to turn it around on Sunday, December 8 as they host the Los Angeles Chargers.

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