Jacksonville Jaguars offense is faster and other training camp observations
With the emphasis the NFL has placed on the passing game nowadays, it’s imperative for teams to have an efficient quarterback. Being aware of this, the Jacksonville Jaguars used the first overall pick in this year’s draft on Trevor Lawrence. So far, the Clemson product has been as good as advertised and has had a string of practices in training camp.
You probably read that there are throws that Lawrence can make that “no other Jaguars’ quarterback in recent years could have pulled“. Day 3 of training camp was more of the same, and he showed he has the touch and the accuracy to attempt all kinds of passes, per Kassidy Hill of Jaguar Report.
"His touch on the ball sets Lawrence apart. Without sacrificing accuracy, Lawrence can float a pass to capitalize on timing and space, making sure his receiver doesn’t have to fight to catch a dart."
John Oehser of the team’s official website said that the Jaguars’ offense looks “significantly faster”, and cites Lawrence’s “ability to see the right read and pass quickly” as one of the reasons. Oehser adds that their improved group of skilled-position players also plays a role in the boost of speed.
The Jaguars might not field a top-10 offense in 2021 but they will surely be better than they were last year, when they ranked 28th in total yards and 31st in points scored. Although it’s too early to tell how things are going to play out, it looks like the Jags’ got it right when they chose Lawrence with the top pick.
Here are two more observations about Day 3 of the Jaguars training camp.