Minshew: NFL Rookie of the Month

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JACKSONVILLE – Minshew Mania rolls on.

Gardner Minshew II, the Jaguars' rookie quarterback who has started the last three games and won the last two, on Thursday morning was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month. The announcement was made on NFL Network early Thursday.

Minshew, a sixth-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft from Washington State, replaced starter Nick Foles in the first quarter of the regular-season opener.

Foles sustained a broken clavicle in a Week 1 loss to Kansas City.

Minshew in four games has completed 84 of 121 passes (69.4 percent) for 905 yards, seven touchdowns and an interception for a passer rating of 106.9. He became the first NFL player in the last 30 years and the second in league history (Mark Rypien, Washington, 1998) with a rating of at least 95.0 in each of his first four career games.

Minshew has led the Jaguars to victories over the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos in the last two games. He has completed 8 of 11 passes (72.7 percent for 57 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the red zone for a passer rating of 123.9. That rating is the NFL's highest this season among quarterbacks with at least 10 red-zone attempts.

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