The Jaguars should be able to bounce back from the loss to the Eagles
The arrival of the new head coach in Duval has had the positive effect on the young single-caller that many expected. However, Lawrence is still just 22 years old and even the most elite quarterbacks in the league have a rough day from time to time. The turnovers that took place in one of the most hostile stadiums in the country during extremely wet and windy conditions should not overshadow the progress that Lawrence has displayed so far this season.
After a week one loss to the Washington Commanders, Lawrence bounced back to have one of his most efficient games as a pro and the best win of his young career. He completed 25 out of 30 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns, with a 94.4 adjusted QBR.
The second-year signal caller and the entire team showed out after losing the Washington game, which was filled with self-inflicted errors. Another encouraging aspect of the Jag’s season has been that in both contests they lost they still had an opportunity to win the game in the fourth quarter.
It appears that if the Jaguars can reduce the self-inflicted wounds, and especially when they win the turnover battle, they have a chance to win every game they play this year. While the roster is not extremely deep, the team has the talent to win games while healthy, and seems like Pederson is already learning how to get the most out of this group of men.
The league has already seen what the Jags are capable of when playing a clean game on both sides of the ball. There is no reason to think that Lawrence and the Jags will not respond well in their next outing against the Houston Texans.
The team is focused on maintaining their lead in the AFC South and preparing for a division rival that has defeated them in eight consecutive games. But this is not the same Jaguar team we have seen in recent years and this team is looking to change the narrative quickly.