1. The Jaguars must find out what’s wrong with Trevor Lawrence
When the Jaguars took Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft, the consensus agree he was the top prospect of the class. Moreover, he was seen as a generational talent by most pundits and while there’s a chance Jacksonville might have found the long-term answer at quarterback, there’s no denying the former Clemson Tiger is having a rough sophomore campaign.
Lawrence has certainly made strides in Year2. Nobody will disagree with that. However, he’s had several opportunities to help the Jags win close games and has come up short every single time.
Even though Lawrence isn’t the only reason Jacksonville has lost five games this year, good quarterbacks help their team win and he hasn’t been able to put together a winning drive this season despite the fact that he’s had several opportunities.
Against the Broncos, Lawrence threw two costly interceptions, one that could have given the Jags a wider lead early in the game and one that ended up putting the last nail in their coffin.
Is it fair that the Jaguars are asking Lawrence to put the team on his shoulders at this point in his career? Probably not but clutch quarterbacks can come from behind and help their team win and he hasn’t been able to do that this season.
This doesn’t mean the organization should give up on Lawrence. Instead, Doug Pederson and his staff need to help him overcome whatever issues he has. Can he bounce back and show he can be the Jaguars’ franchise quarterback? Absolutely but it may not happen this year.