Minshew lost his job in part due to a thumb injury earlier this season. Jacksonville has tried out sixth-round QB Jake Luton and veteran QB Mike Glennon but has yet to return to the win column since Minshew’s Week 1 upset of the Colts.
The Jaguars are in prime position to get a quarterback early in the coming draft but Minshew now has some agency to change that, either by his play or by leading the Jaguars to some wins in the final three games.
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 eight games for the Jaguars and completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 2,033 yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown.