The Jacksonville Jaguars traded quarterback Gardner Minshew II to the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles exchanged a conditional 2022 sixth-round pick to Jacksonville. The pick could go to a 5th-round pick if Minshew plays in 50 percent of plays in three games in 2021-22 season.
Trade: Jaguars are sending QB Gardner Minshew II to the Philadelphia Eagles for a conditional 2022 sixth-round pick, per sources. The 6th-round pick could go to a 5th if Minshew plays in 50 percent of the plays in three games this season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2021
The Eagles currently have QB Jalen Hurts and Super Bowl Champion Joe Flacco at backup quarterback. QB Nick Mullens is also on the preseason roster.
The Eagles went 0-2-1 in preseason action with a 24-16 loss to the Steelers, 35-0 loss to the Patriots and finished the final preseason game in a 31-31 tie with the Jets.
Against the Steelers, backup Flacco went 10-for-17 with 178 yards and one touchdown. Jalen Hurts completed 3 of 7 passes for 54 yards, no touchdowns.
In the Patriots loss where the Eagles were held scoreless, Flacco went 10-for-17 for 83 yards and one interception. Mullens went 5-for-10 for 27 yards and one interception. Hurts did not play.
Against the Jets, Hurts did not play again. Flacco went 13-for-16 for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Mullens was 10-for-14 for 98 yards, no touchdowns.
Philadelphia’s first game of the regular season is on the road against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 12 at 1 p.m.