MinshewMania is long over, but the Eagles backup quarterback can still provide the spark that made him a rookie sensation with the Jaguars back in 2019. He proved as much in 2021 when he was thrust in to the starting spot in Week 13, completing 80 percent of his passes while throwing for 242 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. The Eagles were victorious over the Jets.
Gardner Minshew and his aura can be described as “FitzMagic Ultra-Lite”, as he comes from the same energetic mold as the former Dolphins QB. His teammates tend to rally around him in a similar fashion, and he has proven that he can lead his team to victories when given the chance. While his style of play might not match the game plan that the staff prepares for Tua, Minshew’s ability to provide an offense with a shot in the arm could be something that Miami covets.
Acquiring Minshew should be tough for any team that goes after him. Backup quarterbacks have become something of a premium during the Covid Era, and Minshew is still under contract with the Eagles for another season. Since it is thought that Philadelphia is not 100 percent sold on Jalen Hurts as their future, they will likely demand a mid-round draft pick should anyone come calling. The Dolphins so own an extra fourth-round pick in the 2022 Draft, so the necessary ammunition could be there.