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Gardner Minshew took over quarterback duties for the Jaguars on Sunday after Nick Foles suffered a first-quarter injury against the Chiefs.

Foles was originally ruled out for the remainder of the gamewith what was later reported to be a . He laterreturned to the sidelineswith his left arm in a sling.


With Minshew at quarterback for the foreseeable future in Jacksonville, let's take a look at what you need to know about the rookie quarterback from Nick Bosa Jerseys Washington State:

He's Jacksonville's starting quarterback …for now

Nick Foles' Jacksonville debut Sunday didn't even last a quarter.Kansas City defensive tackle Chris Jones piled him into the ground on a 35-yard touchdown pa s to DJChark. Foles, Colin Kaepernick Jerseys who inked a four-year, $88 million contract in the offseason to become the new Jaguars quarterback, was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Minshew entered the game in Foles' absence, connecting on his first 13 pa sing attempts for 148 yards. He finished the game completing 22 of 25 pa ses for 275 yards, two touchdowns and an interception (adding one rush for another 6 yards).More importantly, the sixth-round, 178th overall pick in April's draft is the only active quarterback on .

His path to the NFL had plenty of twists and turns

A native of Brandon, Mi s., Minshew was before committing to Troy in December 2014. Minshew was a Trojan for a semester and then transferred to Northwest Mi si sippi Community College.

Minshew dazzled at the junior college level, Dante Pettis Jerseys guiding Northwest Mi si sippi to the 2015 NJCAA national championship with 3,288 pa sing yards on the year. After his stint at Northwest Mi si sippi, Minshew transferred to East Carolina and appeared in seven games with the Pirates in the 2016 season. The following season, he splitduties with Thomas Sirk, logging 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 10 games.

Minshew graduated from ECU in December 2017, briefly committed to , then as a grad transfer in 2018.


He lit up the box scoresat Washington State

Washington State coach Mike Leach is known for his pa s-heavyoffense, so any quarterback on his squadneeds to be ready to throw. Minshew was up to Ray Ray McCloud Jerseys the task in 2018,leading the entire country in pa sing attempts (662), completions (468) and total plays (720). He also finished second nationally with 4,779 pa sing yards and fourth with 38 pa sing touchdowns.

Minshewalso maintained the top spot in the Pac-12 in completion percentage (70.7 percent), pa sing yardsand pa sing touchdowns. We can't forget Minshew's 473-yard, seven-touchdown showcase against Arizona or his 430-yard, five-touchdown performance at Oregon State. Minshew attempted 50 or more pa ses in 10 of his 13 starts last season. The dude can Raheem Mostert Jerseys throw.

He finished fifth in the 2018 Heisman Trophy voting

The 2018 Heisman voting results were dominated by big names such as Oklahoma's Kyler Murray, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins, but Minshew wasn't far behind. Minshew placed fifth in the Heisman voting, logging six first-place votes, 15 second-place votes and 74 third-place votes.

In his only season with Washington State, Minshew took home the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. He spent only 13 games in a Cougar uniform, but he certainly collected plenty of accolades along the way.

He has one of the most well-known mustaches in sports

That's right. If you're a fan of the 'stache, Minshew is your new favorite NFL quarterback.

Mike Leach on Gardner Minshews mustache:

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In addition to Minshew lighting up defenses at Washington State, his mustache was all the craze in Pullman. Following WSU's 31-7 win at Colorado last November, Minshew attached a fake mustache on Leach's upper lipduring the postgame interview.

The WSU student section sported fake San Francisco 49Ers Golf Sporting Goods mustaches all season long. ESPN even on his signature mustache. Minshew pairs an elite arm and an elite mustache.


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