Keeping Minshew stocked up on Top Gun before starting for the Eagles
America’s favorite hipster quarterback returns to the field today. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts came out with an ankle injury, so for the first time since Week 14 of the 2020 season, Gardner Minshew II will start in an NFL game.
With this being Minshew’s first departure in nearly a calendar year, the NFL fashion icon had to wear something special for the occasion. Sure, he arrived at the stadium wearing his signature aviator sunglasses, but topped it off with a bomber jacket. The jacket gives off serious Top Gun vibrations, and even elicited a “Talk to me gooseâTweet from NFL Network Ian Rapoport.
If Minshew’s fashion aspiration for today was to go completely Maverick, then the outfit was complete, but if he really wanted to bring out Minshew’s mania, he had to go with the underpants. What the Eagles are hoping for is just enough Minshew Magic – who propelled the 2019 Jacksonville Jaguars to a mid-season 4-4 record of the 2019 season – from their backup quarterback to make them. spend this week without Hurts.
The Eagles are only half a game away from the playoffs and the team that currently holds the seventh seed in the NFC is the Washington football team. These division rivals have yet to face each other this season and won’t face each other until weeks 15 and 17. The Eagles have a pass next week, but this week they’re in Jersey, taking on the 3-8 Jets of New York – a team they haven’t lost in their franchise history.
At the start of December, for the Eagles to be below 0.500, they couldn’t be in a better position to continue. However, that positioning means nothing if Maddening Minshew shows up today. In his last four starts for the Jaguars in 2020, he’s made more than 50 percent of his passes once, averaged more than seven yards per attempt once, and lost two fumbles.
What Minshew needs to do today to keep the Eagles in first place is what is required of a strong quarterback: to get the team through a week with an injured starter, especially against one. of the less important teams in the NFL. The Eagles don’t need Maverick to take any chances today. He must stay with a bomber jacket in the locker room, and Minshew has to function as a commercial today pilot. Minshew needs to navigate whatever turbulence comes his way and land the Eagles to a 6-6 record safely and as easily as possible.