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Report: Ex-Colts QB Gardner Minshew joining Raiders

March 11th, 2024

Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew has agreed to join the Las Vegas Raiders, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.

The deal is for two years and $25 million with $15 million guaranteed, per the report. Minshew’s expected to compete with Aidan O’Connell for the starting job next season.

Minshew, 27, is coming off a Pro Bowl season with the Colts. Minshew replaced injured rookie starter Anthony Richardson early in the season and led the Colts to a 7-6 record in 13 starts. He completed 62.2% of his passes for 3,305 yards with 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions as the Colts finished 9-8 with their backup quarterback playing most of the season.

The campaign was the latest success for Minshew, who’s been among the league’s strongest backups and spot starters since joining the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019. Now he’ll have a chance to compete for a starting job in Las Vegas.

The Raiders’ job is open after they moved away from Jimmy Garoppolo last season. O’Connell started 10 games as a rookie, completing 62.1% of his passes for 2,218 yards with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

The Raiders are expected to release Garoppolo after a reported violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy on the heels of a disappointing first and only season in Las Vegas. Garoppolo threw seven touchdowns and nine interceptions in seven appearances last season.

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