Coronavirus cannot contain Minshew Mania.
The second year of Jags QB was placed on the NFL’s COVID-19 list a few days ago, jeopardizing the start of his season. Well, things changed quickly and now Minshew is off the list and ready to play.
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Some wondered how that happened, and during a media interview on Tuesday, Minshew clarified what exactly happened to the corona virus and how he managed to avoid it:
Gardner Minshew is no longer on the COVID-19 list:
“I didn’t catch the virus. It looked at me and ran the other way. Probably in his interest. ‘ pic.twitter.com/fgSsdtyHLM
– Brenna Greene (@BrennaGreene_) August 4, 2020
Gardner Minshew, who was quarantined for COVID-19, told reporters that the virus “took one look at me and ran the other way.”
He did not test positive.
– James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 4, 2020
#Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew on quarantine: “I didn’t get the virus. It looked at me and ran the other way. Probably in his interest. ‘
– NFL update (@MySportsUpdate) August 4, 2020
We activated QB Gardner Minshew II and S Andrew Wingard from our Reserve / COVID-19 list and removed CB DJ Hayden from the Active / Physical Unable to Perform list.
All three players are now on the active roster. pic.twitter.com/ZvX3bc9GtZ
– #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) August 4, 2020
The NFL’s coronavirus policy prescribes that players who: 1) test positive for the virus or; 2) Have come in contact with others who put COVID-19 on their reserve / COVID-19 list while they were being tested to ensure that the player does not have the virus. Apparently Minshew did not test positive for the virus when he returned so soon.
So this remedy might work for Gardner Minshew, but you honest reader are not Gardner Minshew. So, a friendly reminder: please wash your hands, wear a mask and keep your distance from others, the best advice the CDC has to offer.
Some on Twitter came after the news:
Gardner Minshew activated the COVID / reserve list within 24 hours of being put on it.
Doctors are now testing his swagger for potential vaccination / treatment to the public.
– Scott Fish (@ ScottFish24) August 4, 2020
BREAKING: Corona has been tested positive for the Gardner Minshew virus.
– Frank Dyevoich (@Fantasy_Giant) August 4, 2020
When is Saturday Night Live going to invite Gardner Minshew as a guest? – the best line of the week – “” I didn’t catch the virus, it looked at me and ran the other way. ”
– John Reid (@ JohnReid64) August 4, 2020
While the medical world is still racing to find a vaccine, the answer may be in Minshew’s mustache.