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Jaguars select Jake Luton to find some depth behind Gardner Minshew

The Jaguars traded Nick Foles this offseason, leaving Gardner Minshew as their starter. They’ve now found some developmental competition. We break down the addition of Oregon State QB Jake Luton in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Justin Houston of the Indianapolis Colts forces a fumble by Gardner Minshew II of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the third quarter of a game at TIAA Bank Field on December 29, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars appeared to make their choice at quarterback this offseason when they traded Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears. That left Gardner Minshew and Joshua Dobbs as the two QBs on the roster. They’ve now added some developmental competition. The team drafted Oregon State quarterback in the sixth round with the 189th overall pick.

The Jaguars added Foles a year ago to be their starter, but a broken collarbone in Week 1 opened the door for Minshew to get an unexpected opportunity. MInshew finished the season completing 60.6 percent of passes for 3,271 yards, with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. He was briefly benched for Foles during the season, but ended up playing in 14 games.

The team acquired Dobbs last September and he did not appear in any games. Minshew is expected to secure the starting job this fall, but the addition of Luton opens the door for some competition.