Jaguars feeling great about Trevor Lawrence following win vs. Titans

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) at Nissan Stadium. (Imagn Images photo pool)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) at Nissan Stadium. (Imagn Images photo pool) /

If you didn’t know Trevor Lawrence suffered a toe injury against the Detroit Lions in Week 13, you wouldn’t have guessed it by watching him play in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 36-22 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Lawrence missed a couple of practices on the days on the days preceding the game and even showed up on the injury report but it didn’t seem like his toe was an issue on his way to setting a career-high for passing yards in a game with 368.

But that wasn’t the only milestone the former Clemson Tiger reached against the Titans. He also became the first quarterback in Jaguars history to throw for 3,000 yards in each of his first two NFL seasons.

Following the win over the Titans, head coach Doug Pederson told the local media that the Jags are excited about Lawrence and his untapped potential, “He’s been able to handle everything and now he’s battling the injury this week”, Pederson said. ”

“And putting his team on his back like he did again today just shows the type of player and person he is and how tough he is. He’s the right leader for us and we’re excited to have him as our quarterback. And he can only get better and that’s the one thing I’m most encouraged about is how much more we can pour into him as he leaves his team”, Pederson said.

Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence has has a strong 2nd half to the 2022 season

Following an uninspiring rookie campaign, Lawrence showed progress early in the 2022 season but he was also responsible for mistakes that potentially cost the Jaguars wins against the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos in Weeks 6 and 8, respectively. On top of that, he was missing a signature win, one that put on display his ability to make his teammates rally behind him.

It might sound like hyperbole but Lawrence has made significant strides since the loss to the Broncos and even looks like a different quarterback. Since the Jags beat the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 9, he’s completed 71.82 percent of his passes for 1,362 yards with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. Furthermore, the young passer got that win that marked his arrival when he helped the Jags get from behind to beat the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12.

With four games to go in the season, the Jaguars are still in the thick of the playoff race and their chances of earning a ticket will go up if Lawrence can keep playing the way he has. But even if Jacksonville doesn’t ultimately get in, they should be thrilled with all the progress their quarterback has made in Year 2.

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