Gardner Minshew II
#15 Quarterback

Gardner Minshew II

Height / Weight
6'1" / 225 lbs
Born
May 16, 1996 (24)
College
Washington State
NFL Draft
2019: Rd. 6, No. 178 (JAX)
NFL Career
3rd Season
Nationality
American
Net Worth
$2 million
SEASON STATS
2020
CMP%
66.1
+5.5
TD/INT
16/5
YDS/G
251.0
+17.4
RTG
95.8
+4.7
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Gardner Flint Minshew II
Nickname: Jock Strap King
Place of Birth: Flowood, Mississippi
Education: Washington State
Parents: Kim Minshew, Flint Minshew

Gardner Minshew Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career

Gardner Minshew is a quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL.

He played college football at East Carolina before transferring to Washington State, and was drafted by the Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Following an injury to starter Nick Foles in the opening game of 2019, Minshew took over starting duties and performed admirably. When Foles returned and played poorly, Minshew was reinstated as starter.

Minshew's pass 88% completion percentage is the highest of any player making his debut in NFL history, and also the highest single-game pass completion percentage in Jaguars history. 

Gardner Minshew II Football Career

Gardner Minshew High School Career (Brandon High School)

Minshew attended Brandon High School in Brandon, Mississippi where he played quarterback for the Brandon Bulldogs from 2011–2014. During his sophomore year in 2012, he led the Bulldogs to the 6A Mississippi Championship game. In his senior season, Minshew led the Bulldogs to a South 6A championship.

Minshew compiled 9,705 passing yards, and 88 touchdowns on a 58.8 completion percentage throughout his high school career.

Gardner Minshew College Career (East Carolina Pirates, Washington State Cougars )

Minshew transferred to East Carolina University in 2016, where he played in seven games with two starts at QB for the Pirates. Minshew finished the year with 2,140 yards passing and 16 touchdowns for the Pirates, and received his bachelor's degree in December 2017.

In the fall of 2018, Minshew enrolled as a graduate student at Washington State. Minshew ended up leading the FBS in pass completions (433), pass attempts (613), passing yards per game (367.6), was second in passing yards (4,477) and finished in the top five in touchdowns (38). During Washington State's Alamo Bowl win over Iowa State, Minshew reached the Pac-12 single season record for most passing yards, a record previously held by Jared Goff.

Gardner Minshew II NFL Career

Minshew was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Minshew made his NFL debut against the Kansas City Chiefs, where he completed 22-of-25 passes for 275 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the 40–26 loss. Minshew completed 88% of his passes that game, which is the highest debut in NFL history, and also the highest single-game pass completion percentage in Jaguars history. Minshew was named the starter going forward after it was revealed that Foles had suffered a broken clavicle.

During the 2020 off-season, Foles was traded to the Chicago Bears making Minshew the starter for the 2020 NFL season. He became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least three touchdowns and complete at least 95% of his passes in a Week 1 game.

Gardner Minshew Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Minshew does not have any reported endorsements, but that shouldn’t last too long. He did however receive an endorsement offer worth up to $1 million from CamSoda, a pornography streaming service. Minshew declined.

Minshew signed a 4 year, $2.7 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019.

Gardner Minshew Personal Life

Minshew is a very private human being despite being the starting quarterback for an NFL team, a legitimately impressive feat. His parents are Kim and Flint Minshew. Minshew played all types of sports growing up, and his competitive spirit was there from the beginning.

According to his father, when Minshew was a kid playing in a soccer game, the game went on to penalty shootouts. After Minshew’s team won, his dad asked him if he was nervous. His response? “I would have been nervous if anybody else was out there.”

So while we don’t know too much about a younger Minshew, we do know he was a stone cold killer.

Gardner Minshew Quotes

  • "Vincent Van Gogh, you know, people told him 'you can't be a great painter, you only have one ear.' You know what he said? 'I can't hear you.'" 
  • "If you start sucking obviously there's going to be push-back ... the mustache looks pretty stupid at that point.”
  • “It’s just kind of symbolic of how we are as a team, just free, loose, we’re going to play as hard as we can, but we’re gonna have fun doing it.”

Gardner Minshew Fun Facts

  • He still drives his used Acura from high school
  • He sometimes exercises naked
  • He’d challenge top recruits at quarterback camps
  • He wrestles large sport fish
  • He placed 5th in heisman voting in his final season
Career stats
2020
JAX
2019
JAX
Season Team FPTS SNP% CMP ATT CMP% YDS AVG TD INT LNG RTG
2020
165.16 53.81 216 327 66.1 2,259 6.9 16 5 51 95.8
2019
235.24 83.03 285 470 60.6 3,271 7.0 21 6 70 91.2
Recent Games
Sun 12/20
Sun 12/13
Sun 10/25
Sun 10/18
Sun 10/11
Sun 10/4
Thu 9/24
Sun 9/20
Sun 9/13
Date Opp RESULT FPTS SNP% CMP ATT CMP% YDS AVG TD INT LNG RTG
12/20
L 14-40
15.94 100.00 22 29 75.9 226 7.8 2 0 28 120.8
12/13
L 31-10
13.32 54.93 18 31 58.1 178 5.7 1 0 27 85.2
10/25
L 29-39
19.02 100.00 14 27 51.9 173 6.4 2 0 36 96.7
10/18
L 34-16
18.62 100.00 25 44 56.8 243 5.5 1 1 51 70.5
10/11
L 14-30
19.84 100.00 31 49 63.3 301 6.1 2 0 51 94.0
10/4
L 25-33
21.94 100.00 27 40 67.5 351 8.8 2 1 33 101.2
9/24
L 31-13
10.20 100.00 30 42 71.4 275 6.5 0 1 24 79.0
9/20
L 30-33
25.46 100.00 30 45 66.7 339 7.5 3 2 45 92.7
9/13
W 20-27
20.82 100.00 19 20 95.0 173 8.6 3 0 28 142.3