League sources told ESPN that X-ray pictures taken this week showed Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Mincher II had multiple fractures in his right thumb and strained ligaments.
The source told ESPN that Minser’s thumb has been discomfort since Jacksonville played in Houston on October 11. He didn’t tell the team about the pain until after the last game, which led to the post-match X-ray in Los Angeles.
According to sources, the Jaguars did not know about Ming She’s injury until this week.
When Jacksonville returned from his goodbye to host the Texans, it was not yet certain whether Min Soo would be able to participate in the game.
Jacksonville’s backup quarterback is Mike Glennon (Mike Glennon), and Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said before the team’s final game against the Chargers that he might not Don’t consider changing quarterbacks. A thumb injury may make Marrone’s decision easier.
A thumb injury may also explain why Minshew has made some passes in recent games, which was not common before. The thumb may have more influence on his performance than he and others realize.
With the Jaguars losing 39-29 to the Chargers, Minshew completed the season’s lowest pass of 51.9% (14 for 27) for a total of 173 yards and two touchdowns. In the first game of the game, he airdropped his first pass to an open DJ Chark, and the Jaguars’ offense was out of four consecutive three-pointers. Minshew made 0 of 3 shots and was fired 3 times in these 4 rounds.
Minshew has completed 65.9% of his passes this season, with 1,855 passes and 13 touchdowns, including five interceptions. He also lost three turnovers, ranking second among all quarterbacks. However, according to ESPN statistics and information, Minshew has the NFL’s third-place passing rate, and the third-placed completion rate is fourth.
The Jaguars traded Nick Foles in March and handed over the team to Minshew, giving him the opportunity to prove that he can be the team’s long-term starter. In Jaguars’ first two games, he made a good start, completing 75.4% of passes for 512 yards and six touchdowns, but was intercepted twice in the Jaguars’ first two games.
Although his stats look good, he hasn’t improved significantly on the rookie issues that plagued him last season: pocket comfort, arm strength, throwing off the receiver and working in the midfield. In addition, he had trouble catching the ball with top catcher Chark, who only caught 63.4% of his goals (Chuck a drop).
Minshew replaced the injured Foles (clavicle) in the 2019 season opener, but was placed back on the bench when Foles returned in Week 9. But Foles did not perform well and Minshew returned home as a starter in Week 12.
Minshew became the starter of the Jaguars at a 6-6 pace. Among rookie quarterbacks, he has the highest pass score (91.2) and the least interception rate (6). He also set rookie franchise records in the yard (3,271) and touchdown (21).
This report uses information from ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.