3 big ways Jaguars have helped Trevor Lawrence this offseason

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
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No. 3 way the Jaguars have helped Trevor Lawrence – Fortifying the O-Line.

As important as giving Trevor Lawrence better weapons was (and still is), the Jaguars also needed to fortify their offensive line. As the Cincinnati Bengals showed in Super Bowl 56, your quarterback can have a superb group of wide receivers but it won’t help much if you don’t have enough time to find them.

Head coach Doug Pederson has previously said that you win football games in the trenches and he’s right. If you constantly pressure a quarterback, you will get him out of rhythm and will force him into making mistakes. Similarly, give your signal-caller enough time to throw the ball and he will eventually find someone open. Sticking to that philosophy, the Jaguars’ brass applied the franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson, who allowed just one sack in 2021. Moreover, they brought in Brandon Scherff, one of the best guards in the league and one that will ensure Lawrence’s jersey stays as clean as possible.

Even with Brandon Linder officially retiring, the Jags will have options at center. Tyler Shatley took his place in the lineup for a significant amount of time and did a serviceable job. At right tackle, the Jags expect Jawaan Taylor to take a step forward after regressing the past two seasons. Furthermore, Walker Little showed promise in his rookie season, so the coaching staff needs to find a spot for him in the starting lineup.

Once the Jaguars shuffle their offensive line and find the right combination, Trevor Lawrence should have pretty stout protection up front, which in turn will give him the chance to do what he does best, play football at a high level.

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