Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew is one of the hottest players in the NFL after stepping in for an injured Nick Foles in Week 1.

On Wednesday, Minshew explained to reporters why he once attempted to break his own hand with a hammer in college.

Minshew first told the story on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast, explaining that it was the only path he saw towards getting a redshirt and another year of college eligibility.

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Minshew told reporters on Wednesday it was a “pretty dumb” idea, but said he’d do “damn near anything” to keep playing football.

Despite hammering his own hand, Minshew’s path to the NFL appears to have worked out even better than he could have imagined.

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