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Jaguars Name Minshew Starter For Remainder Of Season

Stephen B. Morton
Associated Press
September file photo of Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew looking for a receiver as Titans inside linebacker Rashaan Evans closes in.

Coach Doug Marrone said on Monday that rookie Gardner Minshew II will start at quarterback over Nick Foles for the Jaguars in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. 

The plan is to start Minshew the remainder of the season, according to WJCT News partner News4Jax.

News4Jax reported it was a move that became obvious after Foles’ fourth straight loss as a starter on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had little time to throw and produced three turnovers and three three-and-outs in a disastrous opening half.

“Gardner’s going to start for us. Obviously, it was a tough deal, Nick coming back from injury and us not being able to do a good enough job around him really,” Marrone said.

An expanded version of this story that includes additional comments from Marrone and more background on Foles, Minshew and the Jaguars' season is at