Minshew discusses getting off reserve list: Virus 'took 1 look at me and ran'
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The Jacksonville Jaguars activated quarterback Gardner Minshew from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

It's a quick exit from the new reserve list for Minshew, who was added to it Sunday. Minshew was just the second starting quarterback to go on reserve/COVID-19 after Matthew Stafford.

Minshew said he didn't test positive for COVID-19, and quarantining apparently hasn't affected the quarterback's signature sense of humor.

"(The virus) took one look at me and ran the other way," the sophomore passer joked, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.

Minshew did stress that "we have a responsibility to each other and each other's families to be safe," per Eugene Frenette of 930 The Game.

The quarterback was living with two teammates - receiver Michael Walker and safety Andrew Wingard - who were both also placed on the new reserve list. Minshew said Walker tested positive, so that required him to quarantine.

Players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list either tested positive for the coronavirus or were in close contact with an infected person. Teams aren't required to specify why a player was placed on it.

Minshew's swift return is a boost for the Jaguars as they begin camp. It's the 2019 sixth-round pick's first offseason as the team's unquestioned starter following the trade of Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears.

Minshew threw 21 touchdowns against six interceptions and 3,271 yards in 14 appearances (12 starts) as a rookie, finishing the campaign with a passer rating of 91.2.

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Minshew discusses getting off reserve list: Virus 'took 1 look at me and ran'
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