Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew has played well enough in the first two games of the season to argue he’s the franchise’s long-term quarterback, and not just a placeholder for those they draft. in 2021. Thursday night, he struggled.
Minshew threw an interception, lost a fumble, took four sacks and generally didn’t look like a franchise quarterback in a 31-13 loss to the Dolphins.
“We had too many mistakes tonight – it’s just plain clear,” Minshew said.
Minshew particularly struggled on the third downs (where the Jaguars’ offense only converted three to 10 attempts) and the fourth downs (where the Jaguars were 0 to 3). In the first two weeks, Minshew’s success in subsequent runs obscured some mediocre play in the first and second downs. However, that is generally not sustainable in the long run and on Thursday night the Jaguars looked like the rebuilding team everyone expected of them.