3. QB Trevor Lawrence made strides but the Jaguars still lost in Week 6
Trevor Lawrence played a big role in the Jaguars’ losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and the Houston Texans, turning the ball over a staggering seven times in those two games. However, he bounced back against the Colts and played one of the most efficient games of his young career, completing 90 percent of his passes with one passing touchdown, two rushing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Ryan Michael of Jaguar Report summed it up best on social media.
That’s a heck of a performance but it wasn’t enough to help the Jaguars end their two, now three-game losing streak. Lawrence has gotten plenty of scorn and rightfully so but he deserves plenty of credit for showing improvement against the Colts and giving Jacksonville a realistic chance to win the game.
Had the defense made a few big plays or at least stopped the Colts’ defense a couple of times, talking heads would probably be talking about how the Jaguars have found a long-term answer at the quarterback position and Lawrence might very well be.
The Clemson product is trending in that direction but his performance wasn’t enough to help Jacksonville get back into the win column. But short of playing cornerback, there’s not much he could have done differently that would have changed the outcome of the game.
The Jaguars will keep losing games this season but at least, they should be thrilled about the growth Lawrence has displayed over the last six games. Should you get frustrated when he has a bad game or even a bad stretch? Certainly, but that doesn’t mean he’s not improving, which he is, and that’s a reason for encouragement.