4 Worst NFL starting quarterback situations in 2020

Los Angeles Chargers, Tyrod Taylor (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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Jacksonville Jaguars
Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

Starting QB: Gardner Minshew II

Make no mistake — Gardner Minshew was a good quarterback in 2019. He was also a fun signal-caller during his bubbly run.

Furthermore, he will not be a crummy quarterback all of a sudden in 2020. What has not been realized by the masses is that AFC South defensive coordinators have had a full offseason to prepare for Minshew. The 24-year-old from Washington State does not possess any special traits that intimidate said coordinators. This does not mean Minshew is predictable or even mediocre; it just means coordinators have spent their careers readying for a player like him.

There is a much better chance that Minshew’s 2019 prosperity was lightning-in-a-bottle than the prospect of him prolonging the success for another year. He will have D.J. Chark to prop up his stock, so that is encouraging. But the pleasure in the relationship will grow one-sided and feel like Chark is the main attraction.

In 2019, the Jaguars ranked about the middle of the pack for quarterback play via passer rating. Minshew may surprise all and develop into an imposing signal-caller, but his draft position from 2019 and his arsenal of offensive weapons in 2020 indicate he will probably be an average career quarterback.

There is a reason that the Jaguars are whispered to be the frontrunner in the Trevor Lawrence Sweepstakes.