Gardner Minshew added to reserve/COVID-19 list

Gardner Minshew is now the second signal caller to end up on the reserve list.

All 32 NFL teams kicked off training camp this week, but only for players who have tested negative for COVID-19. On Saturday, Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions ended up on the team’s COVID-19/reserve list, becoming the first starting quarterback to do so. The list of signal callers on the league list has grown by one.

On Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars placed five players on the COVID-19 list, one of them being starting quarterback Gardner Minshew. It’s unknown if the Jaguars signal caller tested positive for the coronavirus, or if he came into contact with someone who did.

Gardner Minshew’s timetable on the reserve list is unknown

There’s uncertainty surrounding Minshew because the team isn’t allowed to talk about a player’s health status, per the league’s coronavirus protocol.

If a player tests positive but is asymptomatic, they can return to the facility either 10 days after the initial test or if they yield two consecutive negative test results within five days. But if they’re not asymptomatic after the positive test, the player can return to the team at least 10 days after the symptoms appeared and they surpassed 72 hours since last dealing with symptoms (all per NFL.com).

This isn’t ideal for the Jaguars, considering they put all of their chips on the table for Minshew. After being selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Minshew completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 3,271 yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions, while tallying a 6-6 record as the starter. At the conclusion of the season, Minshew’s job security was solid gold after the team traded Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears just one year after signing him to a massive $88 million contract.

With Minshew out for an indefinite amount of time, that means veteran Mike Glennon will serve as the starting quarterback during training camp.

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