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#pounditMonday, June 14, 2021

Ex-college teammate confirms wild story about Gardner Minshew trying to redshirt

Gardner Minshew

The NFL offseason is much more bearable with tales of Gardner Minshew’s mythology, and fortunately Anthony Gordon is doing us a solid this week.

Addressing reporters on Tuesday, the Washington State quarterback Gordon confirmed a crazy story about how Minshew once tried to break his own hand with a hammer in an attempt to secure a medical redshirt.

The 23-year-old Minshew had previously told the story in hilarious detail, and now we know that it was 100 percent true.

Minshew, who burst onto the scene last season in 12 starts for the Jacksonville Jaguars, arrived at Washington State as a graduate transfer in 2018 and did well enough to win Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. He then went to the Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2019 draft.

Many other quality Minshew stories have emerged recently, and knowing now that the hammer incident actually happened only adds to the man’s legend.

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