Jaguars players ‘trusting each other’, other observations ahead of Week 8

Cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports) /

Trevor Lawrence didn’t tune out during the Jaguars’ BYE.

Traveling to London from the U.S. is a hassle. Due to the time zone difference, it’s easy to suffer from jet lag. Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence told the local media he needed a few days to recover. He went on to say he’s glad they got to enjoy their BYE when they had it. However, he’s ready to move on and his eyes are now on Seattle.

During the sitdown with the media, Lawrence says he didn’t totally remove himself during the Jaguars’ BYE because it’s a long season.

"We’ve got a lot of progress up to this point. A lot of good progress. So we got to keep building on that but it is like we like I said before, you got to have a break. So I think just knowing how to snap back in and when son go to work when we clocked in on Monday. Break’s over, it’s time to go."

Heading into the 2021 draft, Lawrence had an interview in which he said football wasn’t everything. Some took it as a sign that he didn’t have what it takes to win in the NFL but that’s not the case at all. Just because he doesn’t live and breathe football doesn’t mean he isn’t fully committed to performing to the best of his capacities. Simply, he tries to have a balanced life and doesn’t let his job define him as a person.

Lawrence’s comments ahead of the games against the Seahawks show he’s taking his job seriously. He definitely has a laid-back attitude but knows when he has to work and when he needs to rest.

Looking at the progress Lawrence made in just six games and the role he played in the Jaguars’ victory over the Dolphins, it’s difficult to disagree with his approach. Simply, that argument about football not being his priority doesn’t hold water.

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