Jaguars OTAs: Trevor Lawrence coming along nicely and other takeaways

Urban Meyer, head of the Jacksonville Jaguars(Imagn Images photo pool)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars must feel great about Trevor Lawrence.

You might’ve heard that quarterback Trevor Lawrence had just an ‘ok’ practice last week. Just like any other first-year player, the top overall pick in 2021’s draft is making the adjustment to the NFL and he struggled in an area that is particularly challenging for any rookie signal-caller: The red zone. Nevertheless, he performed well on the sixth day of OTAs.

Urban Meyer said Lawrence is looking great and added that he’s been making steady progress. The Jaguars head coach pointed out that his retention is great and noted that ‘his seriousness and his approach have been fantastic’. Meyer wasn’t the only one that praised the rookie quarterback though. Wide receiver DJ Chark echoed his head coach’s comments and said Lawrence had a really good day.

Defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris also spoke to the media and said that Lawrence is going to be great and is going to similarly have a great career in Jacksonville. The former Chicago Bear also mentioned that Meyer “is going to model him into the quarterback he has to be”. The fact Lawrence’s teammates speak glowingly of the Jg says shows the kind of impact he will have both on and off the field.

Keep in mind that this is a process and the Jaguars quarterback may struggle once again later in the offseason. That doesn’t mean he’s regressing. Rather, he’s undergoing a learning curve and will go through the growing pains rookies experience. So far, it seems like everyone sees the former Tiger as ‘the man’ in Duval.