Gardner Minshew’s stay on the COVID-19 reserve list was a short one. The Jacksonville Jaguars activated their 24-year-old starting quarterback from the list on Tuesday, just two days after they placed him on it. Safety Andrew Wingard was also activated from the list.
Minshew, a sixth-round pick in the 2019 draft, is the Jags’ starter now, but he didn’t begin last season that way. He was pressed into service when Nick Foles, who was signed before the 2019 season, broke his left clavicle in the first game of the season. Minshew started 12 games and appeared in 14. With the Jags dealing Foles to the Chicago Bears in March, the job will be Minshew’s from the start.
Jaguars still have 10 players on COVID-19 list
The Jaguars have been hit hard by COVID-19. By Monday morning they had placed 12 players on the COVID-19 reserve list, which is the most of any team in the NFL. With Minshew and Wingard activated, that leaves 10 players on the list, which is still the most of any NFL team.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone told ESPN that he doesn’t believe any of his players were negligent with their personal safety, and that being placed on the list “can happen to any of us.” The COVID-19 reserve list isn’t just for players who have tested positive, but also for players who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive.
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