After months of waiting, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally selected quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Even though both Justin Fields and Zach Wilson are also talented, the Clemson standout became the clear-cut favorite to land in Jacksonville, as he was the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck.
Before taking Lawrence with the top pick, in 2021’s draft, the Jaguars had been looking for a franchise quarterback to no avail. It’s true that David Garrard and Mark Brunell played efficiently at times, and even Blake Bortles had a couple of solid seasons but never has Jacksonville had long-lasting consistency at the position.
The team’s brass hopes their search ended with the arrival of Lawrence, but he needs to take the field and play at a high level before the Jags can peg him as the quarterback of the future. After all, they’ve thrown their fair share of darts in the last decade without much success.
If it accounts for something Lawrence’s selection has generated positive reactions by both fans and analysts. Although some like Fields better, you will be hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t like the Jags’ decision to draft the Tennessee native first overall.
Lawrence is talented enough to be Jacksonville’s starting quarterback in Week 1 but if he needed to miss time to injuries or underperformed, who would take his place? How does the Jaguars’ quarterback room look heading into the 2021 season? Here’s a power ranking of the position after the draft.