According to one ESPN analyst, this lineup won’t cut it for the Eagles in 2021.
In addition to the Eagles, Orlovsky feels the Seahawks, Falcons, Cowboys and Titans should consider Minshew as a backup trade possibility.
The @Eagles should trade for Minshew
*as their back-up QB-its Hurts’ job
*other teams that should call on Minshew
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) August 20, 2021
As a rising second-year player with very little starting experience, there’s no question that Hurts needs a solid backup heading into the 2021 season. And many people feel Flacco, who posted an 0-4 record as a starter for the Jets in 2020, won’t be enough to get the job done if Hurts gets relegated to the bench. Mullens also struggled as a backup in 2020, notching a 2-6 record with 12 interceptions.
While the QB1 position is still technically up in the air in Jacksonville, the starting job will ultimately go to No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence — leaving Minshew, who started 20 games for the Jags through his first two season, on the bench.
Minshew’s 7-13 record as a starter certainly isn’t overwhelmingly impressive, but the former sixth-round draft pick has proven himself as a solid backup option — logging 5,530 yards, 37 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Some analysts have a different backup suggestion for the Eagles: former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. Philadelphia has also been heavily involved in rumors surrounding a trade for Texans QB Deshaun Watson — though that would likely be a future move, considering Watson’s ongoing legal situation.
For now, the Philadelphia Eagles will continue to prepare for the season with Hurts as their starter.