Might there be a market for Eagles QB Gardner Minshew in the offseason?
Things change quickly in the NFL. If you’ll remember, it was just two months ago, right after the Philadelphia Eagles disposed of the New York Jets in Week 13, when a narrative began about whether or not Gardner Minshew should supplant Jalen Hurts as QB1.
As you’d expect, those statements were silenced relatively quickly, and the Birds have been very vocal about their backing of Jalen. Fast forward, and there’s a high chance of Hurts being the guy heading into the 2022 NFL season as well.
Philly’s plans are to build around Jalen, and with so many needs on the roster, there are theories about everything from who the Birds might draft to whether or not some of the talent on the current roster might be trade collateral. That brings us back to Gardner Minshew. Might he find his way onto the Eagles’ trade block? Would there be a market for him? You better believe that it would be!
Take the Washington Commanders for instance. Gardner Minshew’s connection to Chris Polian could influence a trade to our nation’s capital.
Could the Eagles trade Gardner Minshew to a rival?
Polian was the director of pro personnel when the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Minshew in the 2019 NFL Draft 178th-overall during Round 6. He’s now the director of pro personnel for the Commanders. Perhaps you’ve heard that they need a quarterback.
Trades are rare in the NFL. Trades between divisional rivals occur less often, but for an Eagles team that once traded Donovan McNabb to Washington, anything is possible. Keep this one in mind, but place an asterisk beside it. Here are four other NFL franchises that could also show some interest in Minshew this offseason.