The Jacksonville Jaguars have a quarterback battle on their hands as veteran Gardner Minshew and rookie Trevor Lawrence are both vying for the starting quarterback job, a job that Minshew had his hands on, at times, during his tenure in Jacksonville.
According to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco, Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer said that there was still an open competition, despite many believing that it was Lawrences after the Jags selected him with the #1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
Per the report, Lawrence has completed 70.4% of his passes with 24 touchdowns and six interceptions in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills through the first 12 practices of training camp. Minshew has completed 70% of his passes with 16 touchdowns and one interception.
“He’s doing really well,” Meyer said of Lawrence.
“I didn’t know Minshew. I knew his [college] coach very well, Mike Leach,” Meyer said. “I don’t say we got off to a bad start, but I just didn’t see very much of him — but he’s earned my respect. I love that guy. He’s a warrior-competitor. He’s a fighter. I told him that. I’ve just got great respect for Minshew. He brings it every day. Every day.”