3 strongest position groups on Jaguars roster at 2022 season midpoint

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No. 1 Jaguars’ strongest position group in 2022: Quarterback

Opinions are divided when it comes to Trevor Lawrence. Some fans argue he’s already shown he’s not the long-term answer at quarterback while others believe he needs more time to stop the revolving door at the position. Either way, there’s no denying the former Clemson Tiger has improved in Year 2.

His completion percent rate has gone up while his interception totals have gone down. Sure, all his picks in 2022 have come at the worst possible time, either in the red zone or with the game on the line, but that’s to be expected from a quarterback that is in the early stages of his development.

While you can no longer pin Lawrence’s mistakes in Urban Meyer, he certainly hindered his growth. Not only did the Jaguars fail to surround Lawrence with a good supporting cast when Meyer was the head coach but there was seemingly no plan in place to develop him.

But Lawrence has turned the corner under Doug Pederson and will have a chance to finish the 2022 season strong. Behind Lawrence is C.J. Beathard, who has played only a handful of snaps since joining the Jags last year. He should do a competent job if he were to fill for Lawrence for a few games.

C.J. Beathard is scheduled to become a free agent next offseason but it’s uncertain at this point if the Jaguars plan to bring him back. Undrafted rookie E.J. Perry is on the practice squad but it’s hard to tell from outside the building if he has a realistic chance to be on the active roster next year. Either way, the Jags need to consider adding another quarterback with a late-round pick in next year’s draft.

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