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Gardner Minshew

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27 yrs


6'1'' / 225 lbs


Washington State

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Avoids draft competition

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-29

Minshew remains poised to compete with Aidan O'Connell for the starting job this offseason, with the Raiders not having added to the quarterback position in the 2024 NFL Draft, Mark Anderson of the Associated Press reports.

Minshew joined Las Vegas early in free agency back in March, and while it looked like the team was a candidate to add rookie competition via April's draft, six quarterbacks came off the board before the Raiders' first-round selection of tight end Brock Bowers at No. 13 overall. Las Vegas also boosted the O-line with premium picks, selecting second-round guard Jackson Powers-Johnson and third-round tackle Delmar Glaze, so whichever of Minshew or O'Connell ultimately wins the starting role looks to be in a notably better position to succeed.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
8 PIT Outdoor 60° 0.8 33rd -10.543.521230050.091.71-10150%0%33%50%0%50%
13 TEN Outdoor 60° 0.4 36th -5.044.521110050.066.70001150%0%0%100%0%0%
14 @NYG Outdoor 37° -0.1 36th -7.045.5000000.039.61-1000%0%0%0%0%0%
16 @DAL Dome 35° 22.7 7th 4.046.540243552260.084.94511163%100%9%65%13%8%
17 NO Outdoor 54° 13.0 18th -4.543.532182741156.382.0100859%25%5%72%9%19%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
Home Outdoor 9 510.046th1510.90.463.687.569%32%5100.1
Away Outdoor 6 516.316th2221.80.568.1106.870%53%7110.0
Away Dome 1 00.457th110.00100.089.6100%0%-500.0
Away Retractable Dome 2 221.316th3282.0161.889.964%60%7120.5

Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
2019 23 JAC 14 12 229 19th4702853,27121660.691.26734405.966%47%12%60%22%14%
2020 24 JAC 9 8 161 26th3272162,25916566.195.92915315.869%41%15%58%20%16%
2021 25 PHI 4 2 34 45th60414394168.3104.89210477%43%26%47%27%22%
2022 26 PHI 5 2 37 50th76446633357.983.47319.461%63%8%68%11%13%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Headed for Las Vegas

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-11

Minshew has agreed to a two-year deal with the Raiders, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Per Pelissero, Minshew's deal is for $25 million and includes $15 million fully guaranteed. Given those reported numbers, Minshew should have a chance to compete with Aidan O'Connell for the Raiders' starting QB job. Minshew -- who turns 28 in May -- recorded 3,305 passing yards to go along with 15 TDs and nine picks in 17 regular-season games (13 starts) with the Colts in 2023. With Minshew on the way out, 2023 first-rounder Anthony Richardson, who is bouncing back from a shoulder injury, is poised to reclaim Indy's starting signal-caller assignment this coming season.

Quiet line in defeat

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-06

Minshew completed 13 of 24 pass attempts for 141 yards and added one carry for nine yards in Saturday's 23-19 loss to the Texans.

It was the third start this season in which Minshew did not score a touchdown, resulting in a mediocre fantasy performance to close out the regular season. The Colts' charismatic quarterback did a good job of protecting the football Saturday, which afforded Jonathan Taylor (ankle) the opportunity to post a monstrous rushing line (30/188/1) despite the losing effort. Minshew accrued 3,305 passing yards with 15 touchdowns and 14 turnovers while appearing in 17 games (13 starts) replacing injured rookie starter Anthony Richardson (shoulder). The latter underwent successful shoulder surgery and is lined up to start for the Colts in 2024, leaving Minshew -- an unrestricted free agent -- a likely target for teams in need of a veteran signal-caller this upcoming offseason.

Quiet in win over Vegas

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Minshew completed 15 of 23 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Raiders.

He added three rushing yards on two carries. Minshew and the Colts leaned on their running game after taking a 14-3 lead into halftime, limiting the quarterback's production, but he did help pad that lead with a 58-yard TD strike to Alec Pierce late in the second quarter. Indianapolis remains in a three-way tie atop the AFC South with Jacksonville and Houston, and as a result Minshew could be asked to do a lot more in Week 18's tilt against the Texans with a potential division title on the line.

Quiet day with short-handed offense

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Minshew completed 20 of 37 passes for 201 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Colts' 29-10 loss to the Falcons on Sunday. He also rushed four times for 31 yards.

Minshew was working particularly short-handed considering both pass-catching back Zack Moss (arm) and Michael Pittman (concussion/shoulder) were both unavailable. In that context, Minshew put together some serviceable numbers, although he wasn't as efficient as in other games this season. Minshew also failed to throw a touchdown for the first time in four contests, but he should have a solid chance at better numbers in a Week 17 home matchup against a shaky Raiders defense on New Year's Eve, especially if he can get Pittman back into the lineup.

Tosses three TDs in Week 15

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-16

Minshew completed 18 of 28 passes for 215 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions and also had two carries for no yards during Sunday's 30-13 win against the Steelers.

Despite losing his top two available skill-position players in wide receiver Michael Pittman (concussion) and running back Zack Moss (arm) in the first half, Minshew tossed a trio of scores, marking the fifth time he's done so in his 46 career appearances. Minshew connected with eight different players, but only three of his 18 completions went for 20-plus yards, dampening his yards per attempt to 7.7. While there's a chance RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb) returns to action Week 16, Minshew again may be working with a compromised skill group Sunday, Dec. 24 in Atlanta considering the two injuries that befell the Colts on Saturday.

Solid numbers in Week 14 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-10

Minshew completed 26 of 39 passes for 240 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Colts' 34-14 loss to the Bengals on Sunday. He also rushed twice for five yards and threw a two-point conversion pass.

Minshew put together his usual reasonably solid numbers, finishing with his third straight productive effort through the air. Minshew connected with Mo Alie-Cox for his only touchdown pass, a two-yard toss late in the first half. The veteran signal-caller connected with eight different targets overall, and he'll aim to continue his current stretch of strong play against the Steelers in Week 15 home matchup on Saturday afternoon.

Two touchdowns, 300 yards in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-03

Minshew completed 26 of 42 passes for 312 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 31-28 overtime win over the Titans.

Minshew lost a fumble near the Tennessee goal line late in the second quarter, but he played a clean game otherwise. He delivered long completions of 55, 46 and 36 yards -- the final of which was a touchdown to Alec Pierce -- to top 300 passing yards for the third time on the campaign. Minshew also connected with Michael Pittman on a four-yard score to clinch the overtime victory, marking the first time that he managed multiple passing touchdowns since Week 8.

Solid numbers in Week 12 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-26

Minshew completed 24 of 41 passes for 251 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Colts' 27-20 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed three times for six yards and a score and fumbled once but recovered.

Minshew wasn't able to get his team in the end zone through the air, but he put together a solid yardage total against a short-handed Buccaneers defense and also contributed a two-yard scoring rush early in the second quarter. Minshew unsurprisingly focused the most on Michael Pittman, who was on the receiving end of 10 of his completions, and standout rookie Josh Downs, who posted a 5-43 line. Minshew's yardage total was his highest since Week 7, and he'll now turn his focus to a Week 13 divisional road clash against the Titans.

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