It’s official! Jalen Hurts is out for Week 12’s game versus the New York Jets, and it’s Gardner Minshew‘s show in East Rutherford, New Jersey at MetLife Stadium. Saying we’re at a loss of words would be a statement that’s made in error.
Before he ever saw his name associated with the Philadelphia Eagles, we were far from a word shortage when it comes to Philly’s QB1 of the moment. As a matter of fact, most of what we heard gave us a class in alliteration: ‘The Moustache’, ‘Minshew Mania’, and ‘Minshew Magic’ all come to mind.
Kickoff of Week 13’s game approaches, Philly’s second straight game in New Jersey, and everyone’s hoping for a better result than we saw in Week 12.
Can Gardner Minshew recapture the magic this week?
We first heard of Gardner Minshew when he stepped in to replace Nick Foles of all people during Week 1 of the 2019 season. That season, he led the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 6-8 record but helped us all coin the phrase ‘Minshew Mania’ thanks to moments like his two-touchdown performance in a win on Thursday Night Football over the Tennessee Titans.
All of that’s behind us now, and in total, Gardner boasts a record of 7-13 as a professional. None of that matters to Philadelphia Eagles fans right now though. All they care about is Week 13 and the New York Jets because here’s how thin the line is between obscurity and love in the National Football League.
It doesn’t matter if the Eagles haven’t started Gardner Minshew before. He’s experienced, and these are the Jets. The Birds are STILL supposed to win. If they do, Gardner and company will have a great week, but if they falter, ‘The Moustache’ is in for a firestorm unlike any that he’s ever seen at any level of his football life. Good luck Mr. Minshew!