No. 1 Jaguars player who could make the Pro Bowl in 2023: Trevor Lawrence
Jaguars owner Shad Khan hit the reset button last offseason and hired Urban Meyer as the head coach. The plan was good on paper, as Meyer had a history of turning college programs around. However, Khan failed to run an extensive background check and things went sour from the get-go.
In theory, Meyer was supposed to help the Jags win games and develop Trevor Lawrence into a top quarterback. But the NFL proved to be too much for the ‘head coach’ and Jacksonville had arguably the worst season in franchise history while Lawrence finished near the cellar of nearly every quarterback statistic.
But what a difference a year makes. Under the tutelage of head coach Doug Pederson and thanks to the addition of several weapons on offense, Lawrence is developing into the player the Jags expected when they used the first overall selection of the 2021 draft on him.
Although Lawrence isn’t an upper-echelon quarterback (yet), he’s made several strides since the end of the 2021 season. The former Clemson Tiger had a disastrous five turnovers against the Eagles but has otherwise played well in 2022.
In the first three games of the season, Lawrence threw six touchdowns and just one interception. Moreover, he’s averaging one more yard per attempt than last year. Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, the non-Jaguars one, are a good bet to make the Pro Bowl but don’t be surprised if Lawrence ends up making the AFC roster.