Potential landing spot for Gardner Minshew No. 3 – Philadelphia Eagles
Just like the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles already have a starting quarterback. The difference is that Dak Prescott is arguably a top 5 passer (when healthy) while Jalen Hurts hasn’t yet shown he’s the long-term answer at the position in Philly.
Hurts has certainly shown potential. He missed the Eagles’ Week 2 preseason game against the New England Patriots with an illness. Philly chose to sit him, which was the right thing to do knowing they lost 35-0. Having said that, the “Birds” may be interested in giving their quarterback room a boost.
Backup Joe Flacco got the start versus the Pats and struggled to move the ball and put points on the scoreboard. In fact, he hasn’t done much of note over the last few years of his career and the Eagles are his fourth team in as many years. Philly is surely hoping Hurts stays healthy in 2021, as they may be hesitant to rely on Flacco.
Then again, if the Eagles want to upgrade their quarterback situation, all they have to do is call the Jaguars. This wouldn’t be the first time they inquire about Gardner Minshew’s availability though. Mia O’Brien of First Coast News recently confirmed that Philly showed interest in him earlier this year and there was even a deal in place but it ultimately fell apart.
It’s uncertain what Philadelphia was offering in exchange for Minshew but it’s clear the Jags didn’t like the proposal. Otherwise, they would have accepted. If the Eagles want to resume trade talks, they may need to sweeten the deal. A late-round selection won’t get it done, so how about a second or even a third-round selection. How about tight end Zach Erz?