Jacksonville Jaguars QB power ranking after 2021 NFL Draft

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The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback room is in great shape.

3) Gardner Minshew II

Minshewmania was good while it lasted, but all good things must come to an end. The Washington State product lit a spark in his rookie campaign and displayed flashes of playmaking prowess in 2019. Nevertheless, he wasn’t able to recreate his magic in his sophomore campaign and struggled before injuring his thumb and getting benched in the middle of the 2020 season.

The Jaguars gave Gardner Minshew a chance to prove he was their quarterback but couldn’t seize it. On the bright side, he could still be the primary backup in 2021. Even though over team’s inquired about his availability, the draft came and went and he remains in Jacksonville. That speaks volumes about how much the Jags value him even if he isn’t longer the starting quarterback.

1) Trevor Lawrence

Trevor Lawrence hasn’t taken a snap for the Jaguars and he’s already their best quarterback. There are two ways to look at it. On one hand, the team’s quarterback room was so bad that any slight upgrade would be a sign of progress. On the other hand, you could argue the Tennessee native is so talented that it won’t be difficult for him to claim the starting job in training camp.

Either way, there’s a 99 percent chance Lawrence will be Jacksonville’s starting quarterback in the season opener. The Jaguars are building the offense around him, they got a talented wide receiver corps, a pair of explosive running backs, and now have the quarterback to take advantage of all the offensive weapons.

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