All signs point to Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence being the Jacksonville Jaguars’ quarterback of the future. There has been zero evidence to indicate that the Jaguars are instead going to trade for a franchise QB or trade away the overall number one pick. NFL Network analyst Steve Wyche recently sat down with Jaguars senior writer John Oehser to discuss what the Jaguars can expect from new head coach and Urban Meyer and their “potential” drafting of Lawrence.
Trevor Lawrence is the right fit for the Jaguars because of Urban Meyer
Trevor Lawrence has everyone excited and for the right reasons. He is the best quarterback prospect in recent years and one of the best ever. He has all the right traits to become a successful NFL quarterback but it all comes down to the kind of system that Lawrence will be placed in.
In comes Urban Meyer. Wyche highlights that Trevor Lawrence and Urban Meyer are the right fit for each other because Lawrence’s skill set matches up with the kind of system that Meyer is comfortable with running. Lawrence can run the ball when asked and he sure as heck can throw it. Meyer is used to working with dual-threat quarterbacks and you can expect him to tailor Jacksonville’s offense for one.
With the help of offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and passing game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, Jacksonville’s offense will likely turn to a scheme based on RPO’s (run-pass option) and play action. This is the same kind of system Lawrence ran at Clemson. The Jaguars aren’t the only team going in this direction, as more and more teams have implemented this gameplan in recent years.
This should give fans a degree of hope as Jacksonville is propelling towards a greater future. Things are finally shaping up to be a success and the Jaguars are closing in on the chance for a playoff berth once again.