Gardner Minshew

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Position: QB
Height: 6-1
Weight: 225
Arms: 31 3/4
Hands: 10 1/4
Experience: 5
College: Washington State
Age: 27
Hometown: Brandon, MS

Gardner Flint Minshew II is a celebrated professional football quarterback in the United States, most notably known for his tenure in the National Football League (NFL) and his exuberant personality which has won the hearts of fans and fellow players across the nation. Born on May 16, 1996, in Flowood, Mississippi, Gardner was groomed into a life of sports from a very early age.

Minshew attended Brandon High School in Mississippi, where he began to showcase his exceptional football abilities. His talent for the sport led him to win several accolades throughout his high school years. Upon graduation, Minshew enrolled at Troy University in 2015, but his stay was short-lived. He realized he wouldn’t have ample playing time and transferred to Northwest Mississippi Community College, where he led the team to a National Junior College Athletic Association National Football Championship.

In 2016, Minshew transferred to East Carolina University, where he played backup before becoming a starter in the 2017 season. His stint with the Pirates however wasn’t very outstanding, but it served as a launchpad for his illustrious career at Washington State University (WSU).

The WSU Cougars welcomed Minshew in 2018 as a graduate student. It was here where he truly started to shine as a quarterback leading the Pacific-12 league in multiple areas including pass attempts, pass completions, and passing yards. He won the 2018 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting. His season at WSU was so impressive that it got him drafted in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by Jacksonville Jaguars.

At Jacksonville, Gardner crammed a remarkable rookie season run into the 2019 season. His debut came following an unfortunate injury to the Jaguars’ starting quarterback. The charismatic Minshew capitalized on the opportunity and finished his rookie season with impressive statistics and setting several records. One particular highlight was when he became the first rookie in history to post a quarterback rating of 95 or higher in each of his first three games.

His second season with the Jaguars did not go as well as his first year. He had to battle with injuries and changes in coaches, which led to a decline in his performance. Despite the setbacks, 2021 saw Minshew being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Aside from his remarkable skills on the field, Minshew is widely recognized for his charismatic personality. He’s best known for his stunning mustache and 70s style wardrobe, and his affable nature has made him a fan favorite. Furthermore, Minshew has devoted his time and resources towards philanthropic endeavors. He organized a fundraising campaign for an Oregon-based organization that provides financial aid to help cover the out-of-pocket costs that families face when their child is fighting cancer.

Gardner Minshew’s journey to the NFL was far from a straight path. Still, he has demonstrated persistence, resilience, and outstanding talent on the field. While his career is still in progress, there’s little doubt that, given his track record and tenacity, he’ll continue to shine in whatever role he plays in the future. The man with the mustache, as many affectionately call him, is an athlete whose personality and talents continue to inspire many.

Latest Stats

Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Dec 10, 2023 Stats (away)
projected_passing_yards: 131.6
projected_passing_attempts: 18.7
projected_rushing_attempts: 1.1
projected_passing_completions: 11.5

Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans on Dec 03, 2023 Stats (away)
projected_passing_yards: 286.4
projected_passing_attempts: 39.7
projected_rushing_attempts: 3.8
projected_passing_completions: 26

San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Jan 29, 2023 Stats (home)
projected_passing_yards: 21.3
projected_passing_attempts: 2.66
projected_rushing_attempts: 1.2
projected_passing_completions: 1.6

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles on Jan 21, 2023 Stats (home)
projected_passing_yards: 38.9
projected_passing_attempts: 4.86
projected_rushing_attempts: 1.2
projected_passing_completions: 2.92