Report: Nick Sirianni denied Gardner Minshew’s request following win over Jets
Gardner Minshew carried the Eagles to a decisive Week 13 victory over the Jets in Jalen Hurts’ absence.
Visibly fired up after the game, Minshew apparently wasn’t quite ready to go back to the sidelines.
Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Minshew approached Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni about potentially being the starting QB moving forward:
“Minshew went into Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni’s office after the Week 13 game and asked what it will take for him to earn the starting job going forward. Sirianni told Minshew it is “not going to happen” and that the team is committed to Hurts for the remainder of the season.”
Minshew completed 80% of his passes for 242 yards and 2 TDs against the Jets, sparking speculation on what the offense would like if the former Jaguar was given the keys on a long-term basis.
Hurts has shut down the noise since returning from his ankle injury, putting his team in position for a possible playoff run. From Minshew’s perspective, asking about an opportunity is reasonable. However, assessing a full season of Jalen Hurts was always the priority for Philadelphia in 2021 and that hasn’t changed.
The Eagles have already been contacted by teams regarding the availability of their backup quarterback — Carolina being the most recent — and after proving that he can still produce in the NFL his value will only go up.
Minshew was acquired from Jacksonville in August for a sixth-round pick and is under contract through 2022.
Dallas winning moves them back up to the 2nd seed in the current playoff picture.#WeWantDallas … (not really) pic.twitter.com/cFMqsnQRFm— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) December 27, 2021
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