Chris Simms has unusual observation about Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence
Trevor Lawrence’s hair has gotten plenty of praise over the years and why wouldn’t it? It’s pretty well maintained and it stands out when you take into account that most quarterbacks opt to keep it short. On other hand, Chris Simms of Pro Football Talk thinks Lawrence’s neck doesn’t get the love his hair does, and discussed it during a sitdown they had ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers in Super Wild Card Weekend.
Simms sat with Lawrence and touched on several topics, including his growth as a quarterback, his throwing mechanics and expectations… and his “big thick neck”. Simms thinks that Lawrence has a huge neck, so he asked him where he got it from. Here’s what Lawrence had to say about it:
“I guess I’ve been in the gym, I know I’ve been in the gym but partly from that, I’ve always been trying to gain weight my whole life”, Lawrence said. ” I’ve always tried to prioritize lifting, working out, trying to stay in shape and put on muscle and weight, so it’s starting to stick a little bit. I’m starting to hold somewhere, I guess that’s it”.
All things considered, Lawrence’s neck looks pretty normal-size for a football player and pales in comparison to the likes of Takeo Spikes or Dan Morgan. Then again, the question felt like an ice-breaker, as the Jaguars quarterback goes on to discuss several interesting topics. In fact, the whole sitdown is worth watching from beginning to end.
Trevor Lawrence had a huge role in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ turnaround
Doug Pederson helped the Jaguars heal following the Urban Meyer debacle and should be a favorite to win the NFL Head Coach of the Year Award. You can see his impact on Lawrence, who had a rough rookie season but showed significant growth in 2022.
Lawrence’s talent was on full display in the regular season and was a big reason the Jags were able to win seven of their last nine games and exceed expectations after a 2-6 start. The Knoxville, Tennessee native set the franchise record for completions in a season and became the first quarterback in team history to log 25 passing touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns in the same year.
Now, Lawrence faces a new challenge. He will suit up in his first NFL playoff game when the Jags face the Los Angeles Chargers in Super Wild Card Weekend. Then again, this is not the first time he’s played on a big stage, and given how well he’s played, he should be able to help Jacksonville advance to the next round of the playoffs.
It took the Jaguars several tries and more than a decade a franchise quarterback. They finally found one in Lawrence’s whose neck and hair are only second to his play.