Document: Feeble Eagles QB Gardner Minshew, Colts Agree to 1-Year, $3.5M Contract

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 12: Gardner Minshew #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to playing the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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The Indianapolis Colts in finding agreed to phrases on a one-three hundred and sixty five days, $3.5 million care with out cost-agent quarterback Gardner Minshew II, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the deal can max out at $5.5 million.

Minshew has played four NFL seasons: two with the Jacksonville Jaguars and two with the Philadelphia Eagles.

He has played 32 games (24 starts) and performed 62.8 p.c of his passes for 44 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and 6,632 yards (7.1 yards per strive).

Minshew joins a Colts workforce that’s had a particular starting quarterback in Week 1 every three hundred and sixty five days since 2017 (Scott Tolzien, Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett, Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz, Matt Ryan). With Ryan no longer on the workforce, Indianapolis will turn to a seventh starter in 2023.

Minshew, who served as Jalen Hurts’ backup every of the past two years, will likely be that QB1 this three hundred and sixty five days. The Colts are moreover in situation with the fourth overall draft pick to build up one of many tip four quarterback possibilities (both Kentucky’s Will Levis, Alabama’s Bryce Younger, Ohio Direct’s CJ Stroud or Florida’s Anthony Richardson).

Regardless, the Colts in finding themselves a in finding backup quarterback in Minshew, who can in finding in as an ample starter as needed.

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