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Jaguars Quarterback Gardner Minshew II: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

(On earning the starting role back late in the season and if that brings pressure) "I wouldn't say there's a ton of pressure right now. I don't think anybody really expects much of a 1-12 team, but we expect a lot of ourselves. We're going to go out there, try not to let what's going on this season determine what happens these next three games. We're going to go try to have a lot of fun, make the most of them, put some good stuff on tape."

(On his reaction to being named the starter for Week 15) "I was excited, ready to go. I mean going into the week, I was kind of expecting it, ready to roll. [I'm] just glad to be back in the saddle."

(On facing former Jaguars and current Ravens DE Calais Campbell and DE Yannick Ngakoue and the entire Ravens defensive front) "The front, they do a really good job mixing up their looks. They send pressure a lot of different ways and they have a lot of guys that rotate in that can do some good things. They have a lot of different personnel packages. It's a very talented defense and something we're looking forward to playing against."

(On if he saw the Ravens vs. Browns game on Monday) "I watched it on film. I stayed up for like a quarter of it and then I was asleep, but it definitely seemed like one worth watching. I was asleep probably 9 o'clock, so didn't make it near that late [the fourth quarter]."

(On why Ravens QB Lamar Jackson went to the locker room in the fourth quarter in Monday night's game) "I have no clue, man. I try not to dive in anybody else's personal business like that. I believe in whatever he said."

(On having OL Andrew Norwell back on the offensive line this week) "It's huge, Larry. We've been missing [An]Drew [Norwell] a good bit these past few weeks. Not that 'Old Bartchy' [Ben Bartch] hasn't done great in his place, we're very proud of what he's done. But anytime you get a guy like Andrew Norwell back in the lineup, it's a big boost for your team. I think it's huge for our communication on the offensive line. That's a pretty cohesive unit I guess really no matter who's in there but especially when you have one of your leader and veteran guys like Andrew."

(On OL Ben Bartch's nickname) "I think that's a Gruden-ism."

(On the team possibly having a new quarterback after this season) "That very well might happen, but that has nothing to do with us playing the Baltimore Ravens or the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts. I can control what I can right now. Whatever happens down the road, we'll face it as it gets here, but we're not going to put the wagon in front of the horse right now."

(On if he sees the rest of season as an opportunity to get good performances on tape) "I look at it as going out and trying to be the best I can for my teammates who deserve a win after a long, long season."

(On getting starter reps in practice again today) "Not being in that huddle with the one's for like seven weeks, it felt like forever. But man, it felt good to be back out there, just see everybody, really just get in the flow of the game and I'm excited to continue to build on it."

(On WR Collin Johnson's progress) "I think the thing always with Collin [Johnson] has just been experience. I think the more reps we get him, the better he's going to get. I think he's very talented and he's really still transitioning, learning how to play in the NFL. But he's learning fast and I think that'll only get better with time."

(On talking trash with former Jaguar and current Ravens DE Calais Campbell this weekend) "I'm not going to talk trash to [Ravens DE] Calais [Campbell]. I know Calais. Calais is too nice of a guy, like I know it's not real coming from Calais. We're too cool, I hope. Now [Ravens DE] Yannick [Ngakoue]'s going to be out for blood, but Calais, I think he's going to take care of me. I hope. It's going to be a lot of fun. It's always fun playing against former teammates. It's one of the cool things about the league and it makes it a lot of fun."

(On RB James Robinson's consistency) "It's huge. I think it takes a lot of pressure off when you're not having to throw it against two high safeties every time and you're able to have success running the ball. He may get some one-high [safety] looks and is still having success there. It's huge. Personally, I really enjoyed it on my fantasy team. He's carried me into the playoffs deep right now, so need to keep feeding him."

(On getting RB James Robinson to talk more) "Same guy, steady hand."

(On WR DJ Chark Jr.'s performance last week) "We have to find ways to get DJ [Chark Jr.] the ball. We have to just get on the same page. That's some stuff we're working through this week."

(On Ravens cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters) "They're very good. I think they're two very different players. I think [Marcus] Peters, he's kind of a ball hawk. He's a gambler. He's going to take risks and most of the time he's right when he does it. He's very good. He's always around the ball. Then Marlon Humphrey, he's just so gifted athletically. He's so big, so long, and physical. I think he produces mismatches and kind of makes your guys a little uncomfortable when he's out there."