Jaguars OC Press Taylor has high praise for Trevor Lawrence
Trevor Lawrence has nothing but good things to say about Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Press Taylor and it looks like their relationship is off to a great start.
Taylor recently appeared on Happy Hour and told host J.P. Shadrick that the Jaguars want to put all the offensive players in a position to succeed but it all starts with the quarterback, “when the quarterback is playing well, everyone around him is playing well“. He says that for that to happen, the coaching staff needs to craft a playbook with things that he likes and is comfortable doing. When asked what stands out about Lawrence, the Jaguars offensive coordinator said he’s very mature and asks great questions.
"He asked, and a lot of times, we haven’t had a lot of football conversations, but he asked great questions. So that’s always one of the things that you know, he’s engaged. You can kind of tell by the questions that a guy asks of kind of whether he likes it, where he’s tracking, how he sees it. And he and really all the quarterbacks, Jake [Luton] and C.J. [Beathard], they’ve done a great job. With the questions they ask, the response to given the engagement they’re given. So it’s exciting."
Taylor later says that he will work in conjunction with quarterbacks coach Mike McCoy and passing game coordinator Jim Bob Cooter in order to put the players in the best position to create the 2022 Jacksonville offense. Lawrence previously said that he likes Taylor’s demeanor, which he describes as calm. The former Clemson Tiger says he likes that type of coach to be around. Here’s the whole clip in case you want to give it a look.
Jaguars OC Press Taylor will be tasked with helping Trevor Lawrence grow.
The Jaguars had the worst scoring offense last season and part of that was that Urban Meyer had no plan in place to develop Lawrence and wasn’t on the same wavelength as his coaching staff. Head coach Doug Pederson and Press Taylor can’t afford to make the same mistake. As Taylor told Shadrick, they need to leave the ego aside and do what’s best for the team.
While it’s unrealistic to see the Jaguars have a top 10 offense, the Jaguars’ new offensive coordinator has more than enough ammo to succeed. Lawrence experienced a learning curve in his rookie season but also flashed potential. It will be up to Taylor to untap it. On the bright side, he will have more weapons to work with than his predecessor, Darrell Bevell.
The Jaguars bolstered their wide receiver corps in free agency with the signings of Christian Kirk and Zay Jones. They also locked up tight end Evan Engram and brought back Laquon Treadwell, who developed a nice rapport with Lawrence towards the end of the 2021 season.
The Jaguars knew they needed to build around Trevor Lawrence this offseason and Taylor will play a big role in making sure he makes a leap in Year 2. The fact that both seem to get along just fine should help them accomplish the task.