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Jaguars Benching Gardner Minshew, Starting Mike Glennon



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The Jacksonville Jaguars won’t be starting quarterback Gardner Minshew this week, even though they could, and instead will be going with veteran Mike Glennon, according to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.

“We just feel like he gives us the best opportunity [to win],” Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said of the decision to start Glennon over Minshew.

“Thought he did some really good things last week and hopefully we can build on them and move forward.”

Glennon threw for 235 yards and 2 touchdowns during the Jaguars’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Glennon’s first start since Week 4 of the 2017 season and first in-game action since November 2019.

“He’s been there” Marron said. “He has experience. He showed that he can protect the football. He showed that he can make throws, take shots. Has some accuracy. I think that he’s been practicing well and went in there and played well. Like I told him, I said, ‘Hey we expect you to play better this week.'”

While Minshew may be benched for now, Marrone won’t hesitate to go to him or Jake Luton should Glennon struggle.

“Everything in this league is day-to-day, week-to-week, and I think especially when we’re having the season that we’re having right now and we’re trying to get ourselves focused on Minnesota for a win,” Marrone said. “I think it’d be naive of me [not] to say that every position has to play well from week to week and if we feel like someone else behind them can produce better or gives us a better chance to win, we’ll go ahead and make that move. I don’t want to put it just on the one position. It’s really all positions.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.