No Time For Jaguars To Panic Over Trevor Lawrence
By Adam Laviano
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence is getting more than his fair share of criticism after the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 29-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday. His performance left a lot to be desired as he accumulated a career-high five turnovers, but it is not time to panic.
Lawrence’s play has been up and down so far this season, but he has gained 946 passing yards, has a 65.7 percent completion rate, and possesses an 8-2 TD/Int ratio. The offense got off to a slow start in Washington in Week 1, played really well for two straight weeks, then stalled in the second quarter against Philadelphia.
Trevor Lawrence had a role in the Jaguars’ loss to the Eagles
The wet conditions impacted the young quarterback’s subpar performance this weekend as he had trouble holding on to the ball throughout the day. Head coach Doug Pederson noted how the conditions worsened as the game went on in his Monday press conference.
Pederson and Lawrence have been under scrutiny after the loss, as many thought the head coach should have opted for a more conservative approach with the offense after gaining a 14-0 lead.
The Eagles got the best of the Jaguar’s quarterback as he only completed 11 out of 23 passing attempts for 174 yards. He threw two touchdowns to one interception, ended with a 47.8 completion percentage, a 13.0 adjusted QBR, and was responsible for five turnovers, four of which came on fumbles.
This was by far Lawrence’s worst game of the season, but with Pederson as his new head coach, there is no reason to believe he won’t learn from his mistakes like he did following the season opener.