The Jacksonville Jaguars have a brand new nickname for quarterback Gardner Minshew, with a little bit of an ode to the Netflix smash hit, Tiger King.
FOCO Collectibles released a bobblehead with Minshew within the position of Joe Unique from the present, dubbing the quarterback “Jaguar King.”
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Matthew Katz — licensing supervisor at FOCO — defined the thought for the bobblehead stemmed from Minshew’s persona and ruggedness (through Michael DiRocco of ESPN):
“Gardner Minshew has at all times had a novel capacity to attach with followers … In each school and the professionals, Minshew’s enjoyable persona and look in addition to his electrical play have endeared him to his groups’ supporters, which is why we’re assured Minshew’s followers can be keen so as to add this distinctive bobblehead to their collections.”
Certainly, Minshew’s persona is as giant as his play. He turned simply as famend for his tendency to put on jorts and harp on pregame rituals as he was for his capacity to throw touchdowns.
In truth, he was already forward of this “Jaguar King” thought. He posted an Instagram parody of Tiger King on the finish of March.
Minshew’s sense of branding seems to be on level, however the Jaguars will hope he could make vital strides in his sophomore season.
The Jags look like driving with the second-year passer as their starter after hypothesis about whether or not they would add a veteran quarterback or choose one early within the 2020 NFL Draft
Minshew went 6-6 in 12 begins final season, throwing for three,271 yards and 21 touchdowns towards simply six interceptions. The 23-year-old will look to embrace each little bit of that “Jaguar King” spirit as he hopes to steer a rebuilding Jags crew in 2020.