According to Rapoport, Mike Glennon and rookie Jake Luton were told to be ready to compete in practice and one will draw the start while the other will serve as the backup in Week 9.
Rapoport says that Luton and Glennon have looked good in practice and have sometimes thrown better than Minshew. While Glennon has more experience, Rapoport says to not sleep on Luton, as the coaching staff has been impressed with him.
Last week, Adam Schefter reported that Minshew had X-rays this week that showed multiple fractures and a strained ligament in his right thumb.
Schefter added Minshew has dealt with discomfort in his thumb for a couple of weeks now since the team’s game against the Texans in Week 5. He didn’t tell the team until this past week when an X-ray after the loss to the Chargers revealed the issues.
Minshew, 24, is a former sixth-round pick of the Jaguars out of Washington State back in 2019. He signed a four-year rookie deal worth $2.7 million and will make a base salary of 585,000 for the 2020 season.
In 2020, Minshew has appeared in seven games for the Jaguars and completed 65.9 percent of his passes for 1,855 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown.