Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence has come a long way in Year 2
This year, however, Trevor Lawrence has displayed the prowess and confidence that he often showed at Clemson. He hardly ever seems to get rattled anymore and he’s been able to evenly distribute the ball to his new prized playmakers. Also, his turnovers are way down and his accuracy has improved to the point where he has sometimes looked downright dominating.
Lawrence seems to have complete command of this offense and has been able to utilize receivers such as Zay Jones, Christian Kirk, Evan Engram, Marvin Jones, and even Jamal Agnew to the tune of 2,655 passing yards (11th) and 16 passing touchdowns (T-13th) with six interceptions. These numbers certainly don’t jump off the page, but if you compare these numbers to last season, they illustrate a transformation that has happened right before our eyes.
Armed with new free agent and draft acquisitions, a head coach that has proven to be more than competent, a defense that has drastically improved from last season, and an overall culture that has seemingly shed its (constantly) losing image and has been reborn into a team and franchise that has competed in every game it has played in this season, right up until the end.
Last week I wrote about the need for this team to utilize momentum, communicate better on defense, and finish offensive drives in order to turn the page and become a winning franchise again. On Sunday’s much-needed victory, Lawrence and the Jaguars may very well have done just that.