Jaguars Bench QB Nick Foles, Will Start Gardner Minshew For Rest Of 2019

Looks like it’s out with the old and in with the new (well, sort of) in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars are benching Nick Foles after pulling the quarterback from Jacksonville’s 28-11 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. Foles was booed off the field in Tampa after turning the ball over in each of the Jaguars’ first three drives and completing just 7-of-14 pass attempts for a measly 93 yards.

Rookie Gardner Minshew will be the Jaguars’ starting quarterback for the remainder of the season, per head coach Doug Marrone.

“Obviously it was a tough deal,” Marrone said Monday afternoon on a conference call, per ESPN. “Nick coming back from injury and us not being able to do a good enough job around him, really. So we feel with Gardner’s mobility and elusiveness, it can give us a better chance of winning with the way we’re playing right now because we’re all not doing a good enough job.”

Minshew is 4-4 this season, recording 14 touchdowns and completing 61.1 percent of his passes while giving up five interceptions.

Foles, on the other hand, struggled to gain his footing after returning from a collarbone injury in Week 11. He has yet to win a single game this season, losing all four games he played in 2019.

Hopefully, for the Jags’ sake, this switch pays off in the long run.

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Source: NESN

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