2. The Jaguars might have a franchise quarterback in Trevor Lawrence
It’s hard to anoint Trevor Lawrence as a franchise quarterback after just two seasons but he’s trending in that direction. The former Clemson Tiger has made several puzzling mistakes in 2022 but he’s also shown progress under Doug Pederson’s tutelage.
After completing less than 60 percent of his passes in his rookie campaign, his completion percentage currently sits at 65.2. He’s already scored more touchdowns than last season and has also cut down on his interception, with only six for the season.
Sure, all of Lawrence’s interceptions came at the worst possible time, either in the enemy’s red zone or with the game on the line. But the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft has also been more consistent in the Jaguars’ last two games, going 54-of-71 with three touchdowns and no interceptions. That kind of production won’t jump off the stat sheet but it’s clearly a step in the right direction.
Lawrence still needs to prove he can carry the on his shoulders and deliver in the clutch. He had several chances this season but he couldn’t take advantage of them. Even though the Jaguars are pretty much out of playoff contention, they must keep working with the sophomore quarterback to finish the season strong.
The Jaguars have gone through many quarterbacks in the last ten years and they would love to go into the offseason knowing that Lawrence is the long-term answer and that not having to worry about the position for a while.