Gardner Minshew could give these 3 teams’ QB room a boost

QB Gardner Minshew (15) of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)
QB Gardner Minshew (15) of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff #16 (Imagn Images photo pool) /

Potential landing spot for Gardner Minshew No. 1 – Detroit Lions

This is not the first time the Detroit Lions have popped up on a list of potential landing spots for Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew. So why does Motor City make sense as a trade destination for him?

The Lions sent long-time starter Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for two first-round selections and Jared Goff earlier this year. You could argue that the main appeal of the trade was the draft picks and Goff was the icing on the cake.

Still, Detroit still needs someone to play quarterback for them and Goff may not be the answer at the position. Although he has the endorsement of coach Mark Brunell, the Lions should continue to look for ways to upgrade the position. After all, it looks like the two-time Pro Bowl nod peaked a couple of years ago and has been good-not-great over the last two seasons, throwing “just” 42 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.

Goff might turn out to be just fine but the Lions should consider bringing in someone that could push him. That’s where Minshew comes in. The Washington State product wants the chance to compete for a starting job and Detroit may give offer him the best chance to do so.

Let’s say Goff ends up showing out in 2021, Minshew would still be a solid backup. David Blough, Tim Boyle, and Jordan Ta’amu are currently the other quarterbacks on the Lions’ roster. Minshew is certainly a better option than them.