4. The Jaguars most likely have their quarterback of the future.
Quarterback is the most important position and the one with the biggest impact (positive and negative) on the football field. That’s why teams have no trouble throwing bags of cash to slightly above-average ones and it’s a big reason signal-callers get more praise and blame than they deserve.
The truth is that as long as you have a quarterback, you have a chance to win. Look no further than the New Orleans Saints in the 2010s. Drew Brees always gave them a legitimate shot to win. The same is true for Aaron Rodgers, who has helped the Green Bay Packers get to the playoffs on a yearly basis even though he doesn’t always have a good supporting cast.
The Jaguars seem to have found their quarterback of the future in this year’s draft. Finishing 1-15 last season helped them secure the top pick, which they used on Trevor Lawrence.
Just by looking at Lawrence’s numbers this season, it’s difficult to get excited but the truth is that he’s played well. The former Clemson Tiger has cut down his interceptions and has thrown just two since Week 4. Of course, it would be great to see him score more often but the Jags lack playmakers on offense: His protection is just adequate and the wide receiver corps doesn’t have enough firepower. If the Jaguars can bolster both units next year, Lawrence could become one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL as soon as next year.