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Was Gardner Minshew better than the other quarterbacks drafted before him? He thinks so

Gardner Minshew corrects reporter and says he is the best rookie quarterback. (Photo courtesy of ClutchPoints)

I love Gardner Minshew the dude has swag like no other. I think the Jaguars were wrong by taking him out and letting Nick Foles get back in the driver’s seat because Minshew had the team moving. Well, he recently talked to media and he let them know how he felt.

“You can’t help but compare yourself to those guys, especially when they get taken before you,” Minshew said of the first-round QBs in his class. “I remember guys being offered to schools, and I didn’t get those opportunities so you kind of take that with a grain of salt.”

“I think the biggest thing for me is that I helped my team win, and I did that better than any [first-round] rookie quarterback, so that gets me fired up,” he said, via The Florida-Times Union.

When you look at the stats, Minshew is not wrong for feeling he is up there with Daniel Jones and Kyler Murray because according to statistics he was a solid draft pick.

Minshew generated the highest passer rating (91.2) among all nine rookie quarterbacks who started at least one game this season. His 21 TD passes rank second in his class (behind only Daniel Jones’ 24). His 3,271 passing yards ranked second behind only Kyler Murray (3,722). And the Jags QB threw just six INTs, fewest among any rookie that started at least six games and half as many as Jones and Murray, according to NFL.com.

This is super impressive! So if Gardner thinks he is better, I have to agree with him!

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