The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Gardner Minshew their quarterback for the remainder of the season.

The Jaguars signed Foles to a four-year, $88 million contract with $50.125 million in guaranteed money this past offseason, but Minshew has given Jacksonville more life on offense.

"Obviously it was a tough deal," Doug Marrone said on an afternoon conference call. "Nick coming back from injury and us not being able to do a good enough job around him, really. So we feel with Gardner's mobility and elusiveness, it can give us a better chance of winning with the way we're playing right now because we're all not doing a good enough job."

Marrone said Foles handled the news well.

"It's brutal. It's tough," Marrone said. "He's a competitor. He's worked his ass off to come back and he's a great pro, so he's going to do everything he can to help us win. At the same time he's got to be ready in case there's an injury or whatever it may be. He'll be a pro about this.

"I think the world of him. I think he's a really good quarterback. He obviously can win in this league, but we've got to be able to have some help around him."