Here are three studs that helped the Jaguars earn their first win of the season.
1. Trevor Lawrence, quarterback.
It’s easy to forget that Trevor Lawrence just made his sixth start in the NFL. But the truth is he’s quickly adjusting to the NFL and is already showcasing the talent that made him the first overall pick in the 2021 draft. The Jaguars’ coaching staff is already putting a lot on his plate and is trusting him to make all kinds of throws other rookie passers wouldn’t even consider attempting.
The former Clemson Tiger didn’t throw an interception for the second time this season, which was huge in such a close game. He did a fumble when defensive tackle Christian Wilkins sacked him but play well for the most part, completing 25 of 41 passes for 319 yards and one touchdown.
2. James Robinson, running back.
Second-year running back James Robinson didn’t go over 100 yards rushing but he still played a key role in the Jaguars’ win, racking up 17 carries for 73 yards and one touchdown. In particular, he showed his playmaking prowess in the third quarter, when he broke off a 24-yard run in the third quarter and then proceeded to find the end zone on a one-yard rush the following play.
It was good to see the Jags having a balanced game plan, and Robinson made it possible.
3. Jamal Agnew, wide receiver.
The Jaguars made several impact signing in this year’s free agency. There’s not just one that stands out and it’s difficult to pick just one. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin is playing at a high level and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. has become some Lawrence trusts. However, they affect just one side of the ball while Jamal Agnew can play special teams and offense.
Agnew started moonlighting at wide receiver back in 2020. He proved Sunday the transition is going well. The return specialist hauled in five receptions for 78 yards and had two 20+ catches in the game. With DJ Chark Jr. out for the foreseeable future, expect the 2017 First-Team All-Pro to keep getting the ball.