Gardner Minshew reportedly bunking at house of former Eagles legend
The legend of Gardner Minshew continues to grow. Following his first win with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, it was revealed Minshew was living at the home of Vince Papale. Papale, of course, is the story behind the hit film “Invincible” and has become a famous story of hard work and hustle in this city.
Gardner Minshew doesn’t appear to be a stranger to Vince Papale before this season, though. According to John Clark, Minshew works out with Vince’s son, Vinny, during the NFL’s offseason. Vinny is a former University of Delaware receiver and currently plays in the Spring League. How these two know each other is unknown, but they’re close enough to be living in his father’s house.
I was ready to say that Minshew has skyrocketed over head coach Nick Sirianni as the “ultimate panderer” but I guess we’ll let him slide since he knows Vince’s son. This article was going to be written a lot differently if John Clark ended his tweet after his first sentence, but again, if he works out with Papale’s son, I see no harm in finding a place to stay in Philly while he’s here.
Minshew signed a 4 year, $2,710,884 contract with the Jaguars in 2019, including a $190,884 signing bonus, $190,884 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $677,721.
The Eagles will pay him $850,000 this year. In total, the two quarterbacks in midnight green make a combined $5 million which is honestly the best value out there.
Gardner Minshew’s showing against the Jets was phenomenal, and it’ll be sad to see him go to the bench next week against Washington. But I guess you can never go wrong with someone like Vince Papale in your corner. Philadelphia has a bye week currently so it’s unlikely that we’ll see Minshew behind center following the bye against the Washington Football Team.
Could you imagine if Jalen Hurts comes out and has a first half of football like he did against the New York Giants? Lincoln Financial Field will be calling for his head and demanding more of Minshew Mania.
Think about it.
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