Why Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence will earn OROTY honors in 2021

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

Training camp is on the horizon as the dust settles after a tumultuous offseason in the Jacksonville Jaguars organization. But, more importantly, a camp battle at the most pivotal position in football will be occurring.

Even though Trevor Lawrence was the 2021 NFL Draft’s first overall selection, he will still have to prove himself over the 2020 regular-season starter Gardner Minshew. Unless a catastrophic event occurs, one would be safe to presume that new head coach Urban Meyer is ready to get his regime rolling with Lawrence as the starter after the organization endured a 1-15 record in 2020.

With that being said, the former Clemson Tiger is the great future hope Jacksonville has been waiting for; and the future is now.

Trevor Lawrence is why head coach Urban Meyer is in Jacksonville.

While new Jacksonville head coach Urban Meyer may not directly come out and say it, had the Jaguars not had the top pick in the 2021’s selection meeting, we may be talking about a different man leading the Jags this season. The allure of total picks and selecting, arguably, the complete quarterback prospect in the past decade played a major factor in luring Meyer to the NFL scene.

However, the attraction for the head coaching job doesn’t just stop in 2021’s draft. The Jaguars have plenty of work to accomplish this season, and you had best believe that Trevor Lawrence will play a pivotal part in all things within Duval County for the foreseeable future.

A combination of a brilliant offensive-minded head coach and a lethal arsenal of a dynamic running back tandem and a well-rounded wide receiver corps set the table for Lawrence to succeed in his rookie campaign.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback will be OROTY in 2021.

When you look at the past decade of the NFL’s offensive rookies of the year, what common theme do you see? That is correct, 60 percent of the selections were at the quarterback position.  This greatly increases Lawrence’s chances to win the award in 2021. Not only that, but the offense for the Jaguars possesses upper-echelon skill players such as DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault, and also former collegiate teammate Travis Etienne.


Given that the Jaguars play in a relatively weaker division (Thank you, Houston Texans)  than the other first 2020 NFL Draft selections, it only ensures that Trevor will make the most of his opportunity. Look for him to lead the OROTY race for most of the season while also making the Jags a contending football team once more.

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