Jaguars benefit from Trevor Lawrence’s calm demeanor and poise

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Trevor Lawrence has been one of the most talented quarterback prospects to come out of the collegiate ranks in recent weeks. Heading into the 2021 NFL Draft, he didn’t have many red flags, one that was brought up — but didn’t make much sense — was his calm personality and commitment to football. The Jaguars didn’t seem to care much and took him with the first overall pick of the selection meeting. Five games into the season, the former Clemson Tiger is showing his character is a strength, one that will benefit the Jags short term and in the long run.

After the Jaguars’ 37-19 loss to the Tennesse Titans in Week 5. Head coach Urban Meyer said the team was desperate for a win. Lawrence said the exact opposite during his sitdown with the local media, “You can’t get desperate. You’ve got to just keep going to work”.

"We’re going to win some games. We’re going to turn it around. We all thought today was the day we were going to get our first win and it wasn’t. We didn’t execute enough down the stretch. We’re going to figure it out, we’re going to turn this thing around. It’s going to be a lot of fun when we do. Locker room, we want to win. We have so many hard workers, everyone is so invested."

Besides sharing a more calm assessment of the current state of the 0-5 Jaguars, the rookie passer said players don’t talk much about the team’s 20-game losing streak. This is the right approach. Lawrence and his teammates aren’t minimizing the team’s inability to win games. They are aware but also know that it doesn’t help to consistently touch on the topic. There’s not much they can do but keep grinding and get better. If they do, those “W”s will come.

Trevor Lawrence is the franchise quarterback the Jaguars need.

Before the draft, Lawrence said he loved the game of football and it was an important part of his game. On the other hand, he noted there’s more than football in life. Some would say that NFL players need to live and breathe football if they want to succeed and that kind of mindset makes sense on a surface level.

After all, only the best of the best get to play in the pros and it’s an extremely competitive job. The other side of the coin is that you can’t let football affect your mood and spill into your personal life. Although football is a time-consuming job, one that needs plenty of attention, you can’t succeed if you neglect other areas of your life. Look at Aaron Rodgers. Regardless of what you think of him and his personality, he gets things done on the field. Yet, he logs off during the offseason and enjoys his time off the clock.

You always want a quarterback who can make a positive impact on his teammates. One whose strengths trickle down to the rest of the team. This is precisely what Lawrence is doing for the Jaguars. He’s the leader they need in the early stages of the rebuild. He knows things are tough but knows that this is just the beginning of the process, and will they will turn things around if they keep fighting.

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