No. 2 strongest position group on the Jaguars roster – Quarterback.
This could be a tad surprising because the Jaguars didn’t make any additions to their quarterback room besides signing undrafted free agent EJ Perry. However, they have the ideal setup ahead of training camp: A franchise quarterback, a savvy veteran as a backup, and a developmental prospect.
The AFC is stacked with talent at the quarterback position and there are at least six passers who are better and more established than Trevor Lawrence. On the other hand, the former Clemson Tiger should make a significant leap in his sophomore campaign. He has a head coach that knows how to win in Doug Pederson and a solid supporting cast. While he isn’t a realistic candidate to lead the league in touchdown passes, his TD/INT ratio should improve after finishing 12/17 in 2021.
In case Lawrence has to catch his breath or miss a couple of games, C.J. Beathard can take his place and the offense will be in good hands. Last season, he only threw two passes but completed both for 33 yards. He should have no trouble holding the fort if called upon. Finally, third-year quarterback Jake Luton will probably have to compete with Perry for the third spot on the quarterback depth chart. Also, they could be trying out for the primary backup job if Jacksonville lets Beathard become a free agent in 2023.
The current regime inherited Luton and brought Perry in, possibly giving the latter a slight advantage. Either way, the Jags are set at quarterback for the upcoming season.