2 potential trade destinations for Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew
The Jacksonville Jaguars would need to get Minshew out of the AFC South.
When it comes to quarterback-needy teams other than the Jaguars themselves, the New York Jets and the Indianapolis Colts come to mind. Nevertheless, Jets’ new head coach Robert Saleh may want to kick the tires on former third overall pick Sam Darnold even if the ‘Gang Green’ takes a signal-caller with the second overall selection in 2021’s draft.
Meanwhile, it would make no sense to send Gardner Minshew to ‘Indy’. Phillip Rivers retired and it’s uncertain whether they’re going to re-sign Jacoby Brissett. Nevertheless, it could come to haunt back the ‘Jags’ if they traded the quarterback within the same division and he ends up thriving. Then again, if Jacksonville thought there’s a chance Minshew could turn into a competent player, they shouldn’t be trading him.
On the other hand, if the Jaguars are interested in trading Minshew, they could give the Detroit Lions a call. Matthew’s Stafford’s current contract runs through 2023, but they can release him and save $14 million with a $19 million cap hit. Head coach Dan Campbell may want to start from scratch and Stafford could benefit from a fresh start somewhere else.
If the Lions end up parting ways with Minshew, they could inquire about Minshew and give him another shot at a starting job or use him as a bridge quarterback if the organization wants to take a quarterback early in the first round of this year’s draft.