Como Gardner Minshew, o quarterback novato da sexta rodada do Bigode dos Jaguars, se tornou uma estrela e o homem mais interessante da NFL

        

          

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  • Gardner Minshew se tornou uma estrela na NFL.
  • Minshew tinha uma rota incomum para a NFL, que incluía a transferência três vezes na faculdade e quase desistindo.
  • Fora de seu desempenho em campo, ele também é amado por seu bigode, senso de humor e palhaçadas fora de campo. li>
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  • Gardner Minshew é a estrela da temporada da NFL.

    O novato da sexta rodada jogou bem no Jacksonville Jaguars, mas ele se tornou uma estrela por seu icônico bigode, senso de humor , e palhaçadas fora do campo.

    De uma rota incomum para a NFL, para tentar quebrar a mão na faculdade, para suas roupas de pré-jogo, eis por que Minshew se tornou um herói cult tão cedo em sua carreira.

                        

                  

                    

                        

                                                                                                       

                                                               

                                                                 

                                    

Gardner Minshew foi o centro das atenções quando Nick Foles, que os Jaguars assinaram com um contrato de US $ 88 milhões nesta temporada, quebrou sua clavícula na primeira semana. De repente, Minshew foi o titular.

                                                                                                          

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Depois de ganhar um título no noroeste do Mississippi, Minshew se transferiu para a East Carolina University. Minshew esperava ser o quarterback da terceira corda, mas rapidamente se viu jogando quando um quarterback passou a correr e o outro se machucou.

                                                                                                          

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Minshew enfrentou um dilema. Ele esperava ficar de camiseta vermelha por um ano, mas estava pronto para perder um ano de elegibilidade porque jogou um jogo. Ele teve uma ideia: quebre a mão para comprar uma camiseta vermelha médica.

                                                                                                          

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Minshew disse que pegou uma garrafa de uísque e um martelo e começou a bater em sua própria mão várias vezes. Minshew disse que finalmente desistiu porque não conseguiu quebrar sua própria mão. Ele disse aos treinadores que bateu na porta de um carro e ela ficou inchada por várias semanas.

“Eu sempre digo às pessoas: ‘O que você faria para jogar mais bola?’ E isso é quase tudo “, disse Minshew recentemente.

Leia mais:O que você faria para jogar mais bola? ‘: Gardner Minshew explica por que ele tentou quebrar a própria mão com um martelo na faculdade

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Minshew acabou tendo uma forte temporada de 2017, jogando 2.140 jardas, 16 touchdowns e 7 interceptações em 10 jogos.

                                                                                                          

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Após o primeiro ano, Minshew decidiu se transferir novamente, mas com um objetivo diferente em mente: treinar.

                                                                                                          

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Minshew estava indo para o Alabama. Ele quase não tinha chance de começar, mas poderia aprender a treinar com Nick Saban. Minshew sentiu que a experiência sob Saban o ajudaria a conseguir um emprego no caminho. Saban chegou a oferecer um emprego a Minshew depois que ele se formasse.

                                                               

                              

                                                                                                       

                                                               

                                                                 

                                    

No entanto, o técnico do estado de Washington, Mike Leach, ligou para Minshew e fez uma oferta a ele: “Você quer vir liderar o país de passagem?”

                                                                                                          

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Minshew aceitou a oferta de Leach, optando por jogar futebol por mais um ano no famoso ataque aéreo de Leach.

                                                               

                              

                                                                        

                                                               

                                                                 

                                    

Minshew não liderou o país de passagem, mas chegou perto, terminando em segundo em jardas e quarto em touchdowns. Ele jogou por mais de 4.700 jardas, 38 touchdowns, 9 interceptações e ajudou o estado de Washington a vencer o Alamo Bowl.

                                                                                                          

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Minshew entrou no draft da NFL e foi pego com a 178ª escolha geral dos Jaguars.

                                                                                                          

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Embora a jornada de Minshew para a NFL e as performances em campo o tenham agradado aos fãs, é sua personalidade e a história fora de campo que elevaram seu perfil a um novo nível.

                                                                                                          

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Primeiro, há o bigode. Minshew disse que toda a equipe do Estado de Washington cresceu seus bigodes durante o campo de treinamento, mas depois se depilou. Ele decidiu ficar com ele.

                                                                                                          

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O bigode ficou icônico no campus.

                                                                                                          

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O ‘stache inspirou várias comparações de celebridades, do personagem de Ben Stiller em “Dodgeball” …

                                                                                                          

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There is more to the legend of Minshew. His grandfather wanted to name him Beowulf. Minshew’s parents rejected the idea.

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Source:The Spokesman-Review

Minshew’s father, Flint, also received attention during Week 3 for looking like he could run on the field and play.

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His teammates revealed that Minshew has a thing for naked calisthenics in the locker room.

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Minshew apparently wears very little frequently. Early at Washington State, he won teammates over by doing a cannonball into a pool in just a jockstrap.

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Source:The Athletic

He also once stuck a bottle of Crown Royal into his cut-off jeans to make teammates laugh.

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Minshew is far from a joke, however. In high school, he used to sit in on defensive meetings so he could better understand defensive schemes and how to beat opponents.

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Source:The Spokesman-Review

When Minshew was in 8th grade, former New York Giants and Alabama head coach Ray Perkins called Minshew “the best junior high quarterback I think I’ve ever seen.”

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Source:The Spokesman-Review

Leach said he used to laugh when scouts would ask him questions about Minshew, questioning whether they had actually watched them. Leach compared Minshew to Drew Brees.

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“The funny thing is people would call me about him – ‘How’s his arm?’ ‘Well his arm’s good,'” Leach said.

“‘Is he accurate?’ And I’m wondering if they’re real scouts when they start asking me if he’s accurate.

“‘How strong is his arm?’ And again, it’s running through my mind, ‘did you really watch any film?’

“He’s got great pocket presence. That’s probably what he does best. He doesn’t take negative plays. But then they’d say, ‘How tall is he?’ They’re all set for that. I’d say, ‘Well, he’s exactly as tall as the all-time leading passer in the history of the NFL, which is Drew Brees.'”

Source:NFL Network

It’s unclear if Minshew will remain the Jaguars’ starting quarterback when Foles is healthy. But in the meantime, it doesn’t seem as if Minshew Mania is going anywhere.

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