Jaguars and Urban Meyer rally behind Trevor Lawrence despite struggles

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). (Imagn Images photo pool)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports /

Trevor Lawrence isn’t pointing any fingers after the Jaguars’ loss.

Trevor Lawrence has experienced a learning curve in the last four games, completing 54.3 percent of his passes for 837 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. That’s not the kind of production you want from your starting quarterback, but the top overall pick in the 2021 draft isn’t making any excuses.

"I’m pretty hard on myself and when you have the chance to win the game and fumble on the last drive, especially when you have a great drive going and we had all the belief on the sideline that that just that just stings."

On the other hand, Lawrence points out it’s a night and day difference of where they’re at. He adds both his teammates and the coaching staff believe the team is on the right track.

Sure, nobody takes pleasure in losing but Lawrence, just like Meyer and everyone in the organization, know this is a process and change doesn’t happen overnight. As Dan Arnold said, the rookie passer has a lot of football ahead of him, and he needs to move on. This doesn’t mean Lawrence has to stop caring or don’t let losing affect him. That’s a big ask and not something anyone can actually do.

Instead, Arnold is talking about not letting this kind of losses define him. And he believes Lawrence has the mental fortitude to do precisely that, “I have all the faith in him that he’s going to be a tremendous player, not only for the rest of this year but also for 10-15 years. And he knows that too”.

The Jaguars drafted Lawrence because they believe he can be their quarterback of the future. It’s unlikely they’ve changed their mind after just nine football games.