Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars have a lot to be proud of
Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars exceeded everyone’s expectations this season. They went on a run down the stretch of this season and won the AFC South to earn a berth in the NFL Postseason. It was a wonderful few months as the organization took a major step.
Once they reached the postseason, there weren’t many expectations of them. That became especially true when the Los Angeles Chargers got out to a 27-point lead over them on Super Wild Card Weekend. Instead of rolling over, however, the Jaguars came all the way back and won.
That earned them a date with the Kansas City Chiefs in the Division Round. The Chiefs won because they took advantage of some mistakes made by Jacksonville throughout the game. It wasn’t a pretty game for either side but Kansas City’s experience clearly helped them.
Kansas City also has Patrick Mahomes on their team. He is the best quarterback/player in the NFL and no player has more of an influence on their team than him. He even hurt his ankle badly in this game where he missed a portion of it but he came back and was good enough to win.
The Jaguars were able to keep the contest close for the entire game but they weren’t able to deliver when it was most needed which is why they were never able to get the game tied. Losing by seven with all of the opportunities they had does hurt a little bit but that is the sign of a developing team.
The Jacksonville Jaguars had a wonderful season and should be proud.
Jacksonville is hoping to see Trevor Lawrence continue to become elite when it comes to winning in the NFL. He may never be Mahomes but nobody is. He can, however, be a Super Bowl-winning quarterback if he continues to get better. There is nothing wrong with being “almost as good”.
In a year that had no expectations whatsoever coming in, Lawrence and the entire team have a lot to be proud of. They are a great team now but they lost to a slightly better team. This is clearly an organization that is on the rise and they will be back.
As mentioned before, it is obvious that Lawrence can be close to the same level as Patrick Mahomes. With Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Lamar Jackson amongst others in the AFC, the future of this league is very bright. It should be so fun to watch.
Although this final game didn’t go the way that we wanted it to in the end, it was a lot of fun. There is a lot to break down in terms of this season and the future which will come in time but for now, these guys should keep their heads held high.