JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew turned 24 on Saturday, and we’re sure he somehow found a unique way to celebrate his birthday despite the coronavirus pandemic and social-distancing rules.
Because if there’s one word that sums up Minshew, it’s unique.
From smashing his hand with a hammer trying to earn an extra year of eligibility to his unusual wardrobe choices, to wrestling with whales, to a cross-country RV trip after the season, to being immortalized with a bobblehead, there’s just a seemingly endless supply of examples of Minshew’s entertaining uniqueness.
So, in honor of his birthday, here are several that stand out:
Minshew teaming up with Uncle Rico:
Manute Bol has nothing on Minshew:
His rather unorthodox exercise attire:
Yes, Gardner Minshew also does exercise bands in the locker room wearing only a jock strap, shades, and a headband. Sometimes naked, too. Sometimes Steve Spurrier even walks in on him doing it https://t.co/e2ZFwk3aOT pic.twitter.com/ir63VnKPZJ— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) September 10, 2019
The time he wrestled a whale (which actually was a grouper):
Minshew taking a moment on the first day of the 2020 NFL draft to remember what it was like getting the call from the Jaguars saying they had selected him in the sixth round:
One of the best days and calls ever! Good luck to everyone hoping to get their name called! It doesn't matter when you get picked. Just enjoy your dream coming true! #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/hwJnG1AAsx— Gardner Minshew (@GardnerMinshew5) April 23, 2020
Going back to Pullman, Washington, to attend a Washington State game in ... jorts.
Minshew cut his own jorts
Gardner Minshew II discusses his return to Pullman, his early hot start with the Jaguars and how he cut his own jean shorts.
Yes, Year 23 was quite a trip for Minshew.