3 reasons Jaguars can hold the fort if Trevor Lawrence misses time, 2 they won't

• C.J. Beathard could start a few games for the Jaguars

• Here are a few reasons they'll be fine, and 2 why they won't

Sep 19, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) with
Sep 19, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) with / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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2. The next 2 games in the Jaguars' schedule look like potential losses

The Browns have overcome lots of injuries this season. First, they lost starting offensive tackles Jedrick Willis Jr., and Jack Conklin. All-Pro running back Nick Chubb is also out for the year as well but the straw that broke the camel's back was Deshaun Watson.

Leaving aside you're thoughts on his off-field behavior, Watson was starting to hit his stride. Early in the season, he missed time with a shoulder injury but once he got back, he showed flashes of the top-5 quarterback he was early in his career with the Houston Texans.

Unfortunately, Watson injured his shoulder again, this time, it will keep him out for the rest of the season. However, the Browns haven't missed a beat, or have at least managed to stay afloat, first with rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson behind center and now Joe Flacco.

Flacco is in the twilight of his career. He's no longer the kind of quarterback that will instill fear in the hearts of offensive coordinators. But he doesn't have to play at an All-Pro level, he just has to avoid mistakes, and let the stout Cleveland defense lead the charge.

The Ravens for their part, will be the biggest challenge in the Jaguars' remaining schedule. Led by a much improved Lamar Jackson, their offense is hard to stop. That said, their defense is even better. They currently rank first in points allowed and second in total yards. They could end up being too much to handle for C.J. Beathard, who hasn't made a start since 2020.

With Trevor Lawrence behind center, the Jags might've had a chance the next two weeks. Things will be considerably more difficult if Beathard gets the nod.