Gardner Minshew gets weird nickname from Leonard Fournette; group records ‘Minshew Mania’ video

first_imgFew NFL fans had heard of Gardner Minshew II before this season, but the Jaguars’ unlikely hero is fast becoming one of the best stories of the year.The rookie quarterback out of Washington State rallied the team to a 26-24 victory in Denver on Sunday, just his latest heroics since taking over for the injured Nick Foles in the season opener. Just check out how he dodges several pass rushers to keep a play alive before firing a touchdown pass in the third quarter. Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey (back) inactive vs. Broncos, ending streak of 51 straight games MINSHEW MAGIC!@GardnerMinshew finds @track_chaser for the TD.#DUUUVAL pic.twitter.com/eqQfYsH1fG— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) September 29, 2019After the game, Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette — who had a great afternoon himself with 225 yards rushing — shared a nickname for Jacksonville’s new hero.”His name is ‘Jock Strap King,'” Fournette said, referencing a tale he told recently about how Minshew stretches in his, well, jock strap, in the locker room. Related News Jalen Ramsey trade rumors: Jaguars turned down two first-round picks for star cornerbackcenter_img The “Minshew Mania” hype surrounding the young quarterback inspired a Jacksonville-based music trio, Sister Sound, to record a video about him: “We went from, ‘Hey, what are we gonna do?’ to ‘Hey, give me some more Minshew.'”Minshew has completed 69% of his passes this season for 905 yards, with seven touchdowns, one interception … one bad nickname and a fun music video. And then, after giving Minshew that nickname more befitting of a high school player, Fournette shared some genuine praise for the rookie.”He’s stronger than you think,” Fournette said. “I don’t know if the mustache gives him power or what.”last_img read more