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September 19, 2019
Not only is Gardner Minshew II capably filling in for the injured Nick Foles, the rookie sixth-round pick is beginning to show that he might be able to carry the Jacksonville Jaguars offense.
The Jaguars’ run game was essentially non-existent Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans so it was all on Minshew, and he delivered with two touchdown passes and two other scoring drives to lead the Jaguars to a 20-7 victory at TIAA Bank Field. (READ MORE) by Michael DiRocco | ESPN
“Thursday Night Football” had rain, penalties and another sloppy performance from Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans, but it also had another edition of Minshew Mania, with rookie quarterback and cult hero Gardner Minshew II leading the Jacksonville Jaguars to their first win of the 2019 NFL season.
Minshew had some help from a ferocious Jags pass rush on Thursday night at home, where the crowd got to see Jacksonville steamroll an AFC South rival. Here’s a deeper dive into the kickoff of Week 3, which saw the Jags claim a 20-7 victory. (READ MORE) by Sean Wagner-McGough & Cody Benjamin | CBS Sports
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel told reporters he was “not very” close to replacing starting quarterback Marcus Mariota with backup Ryan Tannehill in the midst of their 20-7 loss at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ TIAA Bank Field on Thursday.
Tennessee allowed nine sacks and didn’t score until the fourth quarter. Mariota threw for 304 yards, but 81 of them occurred in garbage time on the Titans’ last drive.
The fifth-year pro completed just 23-of-40 passes and missed a wide-open Delanie Walker in the end zone on his team’s first second-half drive. By Paul Kasabian | B/R
Tennessee Titans/Jacksonville Jaguars TNF during Week 3 of the 2019 NFL season.