Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback, Gardner Minshew, apparently got injured against Houston on October 11. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Minshew’s injury this past week. According to the report, he has multiple fractures and a sprained ligament in his right thumb. Minshew may miss some time.
Good thing that Jacksonville is on their bye week. The question everyone is wondering is who will be the starting quarterback until Minshew is ready to go? Will Mike Glennon take the reigns of the offense or will Jay Gruden allow Jake Luton to show off his skill set?
Luton played collegiately at Oregon State. He stands 6-feet-6 weighing 224. Jacksonville selected him as the 189th overall selection (round 6) of the 2020 NFL Draft. He turned heads during training camp.
Gruden is quoted by Dylan Mickanen of nbcsports concerning Luton’s training camp performance:
“Jake’s been awesome man,” said Gruden. “He’s, you know, got about everything you know people look for in a quarterback; he’s tall, throws an accurate ball, has a big arm. He’s actually, he’s really smart. He learned the offense very fast, and he hadn’t needed much help there.
“I think [Jake has] been the biggest pleasant surprise, I would say—is his ability to come in here, learn, he plays with great poise and confidence for a young player.”
Sadly, Glennon was projected to have some potential as a franchise quarterback early in his career. Unfortunately Things have not worked out for him. However, he manages to make NFL rosters as a backup.
The Jaguars have time to get Glennon or Luton ready to play in week nine at home. Currently, there is no mention of Minshew’s injury on the Jaguars’ official website. Let’s see how things play out after this upcoming weekend.
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