Trevor Lawrence had a big role in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 29-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Wee 4. On the other hand, Jamal Agnew, who filled in for fellow wide receiver Zay Jones, had a pretty productive outing.
Agnew met with the local media Monday and said that Lawrence doesn’t get too high or too low regardless of how the game is going. Moreover, the veteran pointed out that he and his teammates are riding with Lawrence no matter what.
“He’s the same, whether he’s having his best game or whether he feels like he’s not playing like he’s supposed to be”, Agnew said. “That’s they we have guys like Marv and Christian, and Zay, especially Zay, keep the energy high, especially with Trevor, he’s such a young quarterback. He’s got a lot on his plate and we’re riding with him, whether he’s throwing for 500 yards or whether he’s playing in a slopping weather game like that yesterday”.
“We’re gonna ride with Trevor because he’s the leader of this team, whether he’s really realized it or not, he’s so young but we’re riding with ’16’ until the wheels fall off”, Agnew said.
Lawrence had one of the worst games of his young career against the Eagles. He completed 47.8 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and one interception. He also had four fumbles, the most in a game since at least 1991, per Josh Dubow of the Associated Press. On the other hand, Agnew hauled in four receptions for 50 yards and two touchdowns. Here’s Agnew’s exchange with the media, along with head coach Doug Pederson’s and linebacker Devin Lloyd’s.
Jaguars players are rallying behind Trevor Lawrence
Lawrence has always had a calm demeanor. He’s not the kind of player that gets overly flustered when things don’t go his way. Not because he doesn’t care but rather because he has the emotional intelligence to deal with difficult situations. Similarly, he’s self-aware and knows that he needs to play better than he did in Week 4.
Working in Lawrence’s favor is that he’s got the support of head coach Doug Pederson and his teammates. As Agnew alluded, he’s got plenty of pressure already, so his teammates are going to help take some of it off his shoulders.
It’s easy to forget now but Lawrence is just 22. While he’s the leader of the team, he can’t do it all. That’s where Marvin Jones Jr. and other veterans come in. They’ve been in his shoes and can help him bounce back. Pederson certainly believes Lawrence’s superb performance was a blip and expects him to put in the work to bounce back.
Lawrence ran into a speed bump in Week 4 but he will continue to grow in upcoming weeks and his teammates know it. That’s why they got his back.