Jaguars rookie QB Gardner Minshew is 'known for not spending any money' and still drives a used Acura from high school

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  • Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew has a reputation for being frugal and is "known for not spending any money."
  • Minshew's mother told The Wall Street Journal that he refused to get an apartment until he made the Jaguars' final roster. When he did, his parents sent him essentials to furnish the apartment.
  • Minshew also drives a used Acura his parents bought him in high school.
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Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew has a reputation as one of the more frugal players in the NFL.

Minshew, a sixth-round draft pick, was thrust into the starting job in Week 1 when Nick Foles broke his collarbone. Minshew's star has since risen in the NFL, thanks to success on the field and a colorful personality.

Read more: How Gardner Minshew, the Jaguars' mustachioed, sixth-round rookie quarterback, became a breakout star and the NFL's most interesting man

However, Minshew's mother, Kim, told The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay that before making the roster, Gardner wouldn't rent an apartment in Jacksonville.

"He would not get an apartment until he saw his name on the roster," Kim told Gay.

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She said Minshew is "known for not spending any money" and still drives a used Acura his parents bought him in high school.

Of course, Minshew did make the Jaguars roster, and his parents furnished his apartment, getting him all the essentials he needed.

"I knew if I didn't send him things for his apartment, he wouldn't have them," Kim told Gay.

According to the sports contract website Spotrac, Minshew is making $685,884 this season. His total contract is worth $2.7 million over four years.

Minshew's frugal ways are said to extend back to college - though he wasn't making six figures back then. He told The Athletic's Jayson Jenks in 2018 that he spent only $15 furnishing his college bedroom and that he got his bed used from Facebook Marketplace.

Minshew and the Jaguars picked up a win in Week 7, beating the Cincinnati Bengals, 27-17. Minshew threw for 255 yards with 1 touchdown and no interceptions.

The legend of Minshew only continues to grow.

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