Every NFL team starts the regular season undefeated and Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence is looking forward to a fresh start in 2022. The former Clemson Tiger recently had a sitdown with Jenny Dell of CBS Sports and touched on several topics, including his recent collaboration with Gatorade and his expectations for Year 2.
Lawrence told Dell he feels the Jags have had a great offseason and is excited about the challenges that await them and the chance to build towards something in the 2022 season.
"Looking forward to really just that new challenge. You have a new season, all the possibilities in front of you, everyone starts at the bottom. No one has any wins or losses. Just getting that chance to start fresh and really build this thing the right way. I think we’ve had a great offseason and we’re building towards something special and just trying to fine-tune that every day to be as prepared as you can be when the first game comes and then, getting better every week and peak at the rigth time."
Lawrence goes on to praise Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson, the way he interacts with the team, and the way he leads. He then adds that “he enjoys getting to know him” and “picking his brain to see how he thinks”. Click here if you want to listen to the whole interview.
Trevor Lawrence has the right mindset ahead of the 2022 season
Lawrence has checked every box this offseason, according to quarterbacks coach Mike McCoy, and he’s been seen as a candidate to have a breakout season in Year 2. Given his talent and all the weapons the Jags have gotten him over the last few months, it seems like a realistic possibility.
On the other hand, one aspect of Lawrence that’s overlooked is his maturity. Throughout the 2021 season, he looked calm and poised even though the Jaguars were dealing with Urban Meyer’s toxic culture. And this is precisely what you want from the face of the franchise, which oftentimes is your starting quarterback. So far, the No. 1 pick in last year’s draft has done a pretty good job fulfilling the role.
The Jaguars must set realistic expectations in 2022 but if Lawrence does indeed have a breakout year, there’s a chance they will turn some heads around the league.