Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 players who will be key to winning in Week 3

Urban Meyer, head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
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Jacksonville Jaguars player No. 5 – Quarterback Trevor Lawrence

There’s plenty to like about quarterback Trevor Lawrence. His Week 2 performance against the Denver Broncos was far from great but the rookie showed plenty of flashes, including his 25-yard touchdown reception to wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr.

Lawrence is a work in progress. He’s learning on the fly and experimenting with what he can and can’t do in the NFL. Just like most processes, the former Tiger will experience highs and lows. As long as he can recover from the lows, he and the Jaguars will be alright. Ok, so he’s got potential but that’s not the only reason to give fans a reason to be optimistic. This may be an underrated talking point, but Lawrence has managed to stay healthy.

Despite the fact that the Jaguars’ offensive line isn’t a top-notch unit, they’ve only allowed two sacks in the last two games. This might not sound like a big deal, but other quarterbacks have taken a beating in their rookie campaigns and couldn’t recover later in their careers. Tim Couch and David Carr come to mind.

Moreover, Lawrence has shown the emotional maturity to cope with losing even though he was accustomed to winning. He doesn’t like losing but understand that there’s a lot of work to do around here. He believes that if the Jaguars keep ironing out the kinks, it will be a matter of time before they start winning. He will have a chance to continue improving against the Cardinals in Week 3.

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