When the Jacksonville Jaguars' starting QB, former Superbowl MVP Nick Foles, went down with a collarbone injury in Week 1 of the NFL regular season, things seemed bleak. That is until rookie backup Gardner Minshew II stepped in and started killin' it. Sure, after 3 weeks, the Jags are currently sitting with a 1-2 record but you better believe that's not because of Minshew!
Not only has the rookie performed admirably in Foles' absence, he's become an internet sensation for his unique sense of style. The 'stache, the bandanas, the naked stretching (which led to an endorsement offer from an adult entertainment site)- it's all part of the legend of Gardner Minshew II. Unsurprisingly, he's also vaulted his way to becoming the NFL's most meme-able QB:
Advanced Stats.— John Ellis (@OnePantherPlace) September 20, 2019
Gardner Minshew: the only associate manager at AutoZone to ever throw a touchdown pass on TNF. pic.twitter.com/rp81bMucP8
Gardner Minshew's look suddenly makes sense pic.twitter.com/3FIkeXCM5X— bluewirepods (@bluewirepods) September 20, 2019
Minshew after that TD: pic.twitter.com/wOqbnpMFQo— DraftKings (@DraftKings) September 20, 2019