Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence shows serious meme potential vs. Steelers

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union] /

There are many things the Jacksonville Jaguars need to work on several things (mostly learning how to finish drives) after their 16-15 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2 of the 2022 NFL Preseason. However, there were also bright spots and both on and off the field, one of them was Trevor Lawrence’s serious meme potential.

Cameras caught Lawrence doing the finger wag celebration after throwing a perfectly placed pass to wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. The Jaguars’ social media team went on to dub him ‘ Trevor Mutombo’.

This was a reference to former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo, who became famous for his ability blocking skills on the basketball court and his finger wag celebration. In fact, he starred in a commercial for the car insurance company GEICO, where he’s doing the celebration in everyday situations. That wasn’t Lawrence’s last meme-worthy moment of the game though. Later, when Tyson Campbell popped Steelers wide receiver George Pickens, cameras once again caught Lawrence. This time, reacting to the hit.

That reaction deserves to become a GIF and is reminiscent of Chris Pratt’s famous Parks and Recreation meme. What makes both moments so good is that Lawrence keeps a low profile and isn’t actively looking for the spotlight, so it’s refreshing to see him have fun on the football field.

 Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars have work to do after the loss

Lawrence had a solid outing, completing passes to Marvin Jones Jr., Christian Kirk and Zay Jones. Moreover, he put on display his ability to move the chain with his feet, breaking off a 12-yard run that helped the Jags move the chains early in the game. Unfortunately, the offense managed to score just six points when he was at the helm.

After the game, Lawrence met with the media and talked about the loss to the Steelers and emphasized the need to score more points.

"You’ve seen our ability to drive the ball and time of possession and keep drives going has been great. And that’s something that’s gonna really help us throughout the season. But in order to win these games, you’ve got to score more points."

Lawrence went on to say that there were more good things than bad but once again talked about the need to put more points on the scoreboard, I felt good about the things we did, “the obvious is to score more touchdowns but there’ll be more to learn from for sure”.

There’s no doubt the Jaguars need to learn how to finish drives, something they’ve struggled with in the preseason. They will hold joint practices with the Atlanta Falcons next week. That will present a great opportunity to work out the kinks.

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