Eagles’ Gardner Minshew Breaks Internet with Viral Video: WATCH

Gardner Minshew

Getty Former Jaguars starter Gardner Minshew is the new QB2 for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Gardner Minshew might be No. 2 on the depth chart, but he remains the people’s champion. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has an off-the-wall personality that resonates with fans. He’s a character, especially when he’s wielding a Samurai sword.

The 25-year-old Mississippi native posted a viral video where he’s laughing uncontrollably while swinging a menacing steel blade presumably in his backyard. Minshew credits his “Mammaw” (translation: grandmother) for gifting him the sword at Christmas. Predictably, he is shirtless and wearing sunglasses. Peak Minshew.

Minshew actually played a game of shirtless H-O-R-S-E with Nick Sirianni before the 2019 NFL draft. Sirianni was offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts at the time. Now the quarterback and coach share the same locker room in Philly, not before Minshew shared what happened during that pre-draft meeting.

“I had a button-up [dress shirt] on and I had to take that off because the game was getting a little too competitive,” said Minshew, via Dov Kleiman. “I think that might have played a role in why I’m here. He was kind of distracting me. I took my shirt off and it didn’t help and he just continued to beat me. That’s why I’m back. I’m back for revenge.”

Minshew is a national treasure indeed. And he remains under contract — $965,000 salary in 2022 — for one more season despite constant trade rumors.

“You see things in a different way when you’re not in there,” Minshew said of backing up Hurts. “And I think I’ve gotten better this year and I’m grateful for the experience.”

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