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NY Jets: 4 backup quarterbacks the team could trade for

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2. The NY Jets could trade for Gardner Minshew

Another former unheralded draft prospect who has gotten a raw deal despite pretty solid play is Gardner Minshew.

A sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, it didn't take long for Minshew to take over the starting job for the Jacksonville Jaguars. And in two years as their primary starter, he's done well for himself.

In 20 career starts, Minshew has thrown for 37 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions while completing 63 percent of his passes. Despite this, the Jaguars couldn't pass up the opportunity to draft Trevor Lawrence this April.

Lawrence is the guy moving forward, leaving Minshew without a starting job — much to his chagrin. Trade rumors have followed Minshew all offseason, but it seems rather unlikely that he gets the chance to start at this point, even if he is traded.

The Jaguars even signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard as insurance in case Minshew is traded — something that seems likely at this stage.

The Jets wouldn't offer Minshew an opportunity to start, but they could still send a Day 3 pick to Jacksonville and land one of the most talented backup quarterbacks in the NFL.

Perhaps the team could even look to flip him for future draft capital in the offseason too.

The Jets don't necessarily make a ton of sense for Minshew, but Minshew definitely makes sense for the Jets.

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