Report: Eagles received trade offer for Gardner Minshew
Minshew Mania swept through the Philadelphia area after the Eagles beat the Jets last Sunday 33-18 in the Meadowlands. Gardner Minshew completed 20-of-25 passed for 242 yards and two touchdowns on the day, replacing Jalen Hurts who did not play due to an ankle injury.
According to reports, there was a chance that Philadelphia Eagles fans wouldn’t have even gotten to see Minshew play last Sunday due to a potential trade partner in the Carolina Panthers. In the weeks leading up to last Sunday’s game, the Panthers discussed trading for Gardner Minshew. Ultimately, they signed Cam Newton and brought in another backup quarterback in Matt Barkley.
“Sources say during the season, the Carolina Panthers spoke with Philly about Minshew, discussing what the compensation would be. They never dug deep on a possible trade, but they did discuss what it might take.”
The Eagles acquired Minshew from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a sixth round draft pick before the start of the 2021 season. He could easily be considered one of the better backup quarterbacks throughout the NFL, so it wouldn’t be crazy to think that his value would be worth more than a sixth round pick if the Eagles consider moving him in the future.
Obviously, no move can be made until the end of this season. The Eagles still have several unanswered questions at the quarterback position, highlighted by Jalen Hurts and if he is the franchise quarterback of the future for the birds.
Minshew’s performance against the Jets could intrigue other teams around the league. There will likely be a few suitors and it’ll be interesting to see how Howie Roseman handles the situation this offseason. He has already been rumored to be trading two of his three 2022 first-round draft picks, so predicting what Howie will or will not do is essentially a crap shoot.
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