Trevor Lawrence was the first Jacksonville Jaguars player who earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors since fellow quarterback David Garrard did back in 2010. That’s a pretty remarkable feat and wide receiver Christian Kirk recently shared his thoughts about it.
“That’s awesome. I think he deserves it”, Kirk told Mia O’Brien of 1010 XL during a locker room one-on-one interview. “I think each week, he’s been able to keep unleashing his full potential and showing people the type of player he really is”.
So why is Lawrence playing at such a high level this season? Kirk also explained the reason behind his improvement.
“I think he just does a great job within his self-scout, learning from what he did, maybe some mistakes from the prior weeks and throws he either missed, he hasn’t been missing much. But just different looks and being able to just get himself ready to prepare and to play each week, week in and week out, and the open communication with him has been amazing. I’ve always said so, he’s taken a step every single week”, Kirk said.
This season, Lawrence has completed 569.4 percent of his passes for 772 yards with six touchdowns and one interception. Kirk is also doing well himself. The former Texas A&M Auggie has hauled in 18 receptions for 267 yards with three touchdowns over the last three games.
At this pace, Kirk is poised to finish the year with 102 catches for 1,513 yards and 18 touchdowns. While it might be hard to sustain that kind of production, Kirk might have a shot at earning the first Pro Bowl designation of his career. Here’s Kirk’s full exchange with O’Brien where he talks about the Jags’ incoming matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles:
The Jaguars offense will have a tough matchup against the Eagles in Week 4
The Jaguars have won two games in a row, the first time since 2019 and one big reason is Trevor Lawrence. The former Clemson Tiger has made significant strides this season. He’s processing the field faster, he’s making better decisions with the football, and seems more comfortable than he did in his rookie year.
As long as Lawrence keeps playing the way he has so far, the Jaguars will keep winning football games this year. However, their winning streak might come to an end when they take on the Eagles in Week 4.
After all, the Eagles have the talent on defense to counter the Jaguars’ potent offense. On the bright side, Philly has ruled nickel cornerback Avonte Maddox for the game. Kirk has played 63.63 percent of his offensive snaps in the slot, so he might have a favorable matchup. On the other hand, wide receiver Zay Jones has been listed as questionable for the game, so the Jags coaching staff might have Kirk line up out wide more than usual.
The Jaguars are at 6.5-underdog for the game and most analysts are picking the Eagles. However, Lawrence, along with a pretty good defense, will give Jacksonville a chance.