3. The Jaguars have a potential franchise quarterback in Trevor Lawrence.
Talks of Trevor Lawrence being a franchise quarterback are a tad premature. Nevertheless, the former Clemson Tiger has shown flashes of being the long-term answer at the position in Jacksonville. In spite of the Jaguars’ on-field struggles, he doesn’t look fazed and has made several highlights throws that showcase his potential as a bonafide signal-caller.
Moreover, it’s always a delight to hear Lawrence speak, as he’s shown the maturity and the emotional intelligence to face the challenges that come with turning the Jaguars around. Having him on the roster ensures that the team’s brass can invest their draft picks and the robust salary cap in other positional groups.
Whoever ends up becoming the Jaguars’ next head coach won’t have to spend time on scouting quarterbacks, or a training camp controversy. Instead, he will have to untap Lawrence’s potential and put him in a position to succeed.
An offensive-minded coach like Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich or former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson would make sense as potential replacements for Meyer but if the Jags’ decision-makers opt for a defense-oriented coach, they will have to hire a coordinator that can squeeze every ounce of talent out of their young signal-caller.
Meyer had a chance to work with a generational talent but let his ego get in the way and wasted the opportunity. The Jaguars will now have to find someone that will make the most out of it.