The Jacksonville Jaguars don't have to worry about the quarterback position after drafting Trevor Lawrence in 2021. The former Clemson Tiger struggled as a rookie for several reasons but the made a huge leap last season.
Heading into Year 3, Lawrence is expected to continue to get better and possibly become a top 5 quarterback in the NFL. The team's brass is aware they need to put him in a position to succeed for that to happen and here are three ways they've helped him this offseason.
3. The Jacksonville Jaguars managed to keep most of their coaching staff intact
Nothing hurts a player more than having to consistently learn a new system and everything else that comes with changing coordinators. Fortunately, the Jaguars have managed to keep most of their coaching staff from last year, so there should be a significant amount of carryover into 2023, which should help Lawrence take yet another step in his development.
Lawrence had to learn head coach Doug Pederson's offense last year and he'll be able to master it in their second season playing together. The fact that offensive coordinator Press Taylor and quarterbacks coach Mike McCoy should help the third-year passer have a stronger hold of the offense.
Although the Indianapolis Colts managed to poach passing game coordinator Jim Bob Cooter from the Jags, they found a solid replacement in Nick Holz, who was the quarterbacks coach at UNLV in 2022 and an assistant for the Las Vegas Raiders before that.
Holz's background as a receivers coach with the Raiders should help not only Lawrence but the rest of the offense as well.