Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence will break out vs. Broncos, other predictions
2. Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence will have 3 passing TDs vs. the Broncos
It’s easy to forget it with all the losing the Jaguars have experienced in recent weeks but their top priority this season is to make sure Trevor Lawrence makes strides and shows he’s a franchise quarterback. After a rough two-week stretch, the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft has rebounded with a couple of productive outings.
Moving forward, Lawrence must keep showing growth and there’s a good chance he might be the best quarterback in the AFC South by the end of the season. Against the Broncos, he will need to put up solid numbers, which might be difficult to pull off when you take into account that they have the best defense against the pass in the whole league.
Having said that, Lawrence will take another step in the right direction and will throw for three touchdowns against Denver, the second time he’ll achieve the feat this season.
1. Jaguars RB Travis Etienne will go over 100 rushing yards in London
Running back Travis Etienne is the man of the hour in Jacksonville. Sure, it was possible only after the Jags traded James Robinson to the New York Jets but it’s also worth pointing out that his workload had increased in recent weeks, so even if general manager Trent Baalke hadn’t sent Robinson packing, Etienne would have still seen an uptick in playing time.
Over the last four weeks, Etienne has toted the rock 28 times for 189 rushing yards and one touchdown. While the Broncos have a pretty stout defense, the coaching staff will feed the sophomore running back.
Even if they don’t have much success at first, Denver’s front seven will get tired, which will result in a couple of big runs by Etienne.