Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 rookie minicamp: So far so good

Urban Meyer, head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Imagn Images photo pool)
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Jaguars quarterback #16, Trevor Lawrence (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t rushing quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Trevor Lawrence underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder last February and the Jags aren’t rushing him. In fact, they have him on a pitch count, and the quarterback isn’t throwing more than 30 to 40 passes a day.

The first overall pick in 2021’s draft says he feels great and would like to do more but is also aware that taking a cautionary approach is the best thing moving forward. Furthermore, Lawrence says that even though “there is only so much you can do with only 15 guys”, these last two days have been very productive and have made the most out of them.

Although the rookie quarterback can’t take a direct snap from under center, he’s taking advantage of the minicamp and is getting used to hearing calls on his helmets after communicating with signals in college. He thinks he’s making good progress, “breaking them up where everyone is understanding them and being able to direct guys because some of the guys are trying to learn everything still”.

Lawrence is on schedule and there’s no need to speed up his recovery process. As he pointed out, he would like to be at full strength but even though he isn’t throwing, he’s learning other things, so he’s not really wasting his time. This Jacksonville team has been looking for a franchise quarterback for years, so they can surely wait a few more weeks for Lawrence to be 100 percent.

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