4 emergency QB options if the Jaguars lose Trevor Lawrence to injury in 2023

There are a few options available if the Jacksonville Jaguars lost Trevor Lawrence to injury in 2023, one inside the building.
Jan 1, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) and
Jan 1, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) and / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 2 Jaguars QB option if Trevor Lawrence gets hurt: Carson Wentz, QB

Nick Foles isn't the only quarterback that has played for Doug Pederson that the Jaguars could call in case of an emergency: Carson Wentz remains unsigned after hitting the open market in March. It's easy to forget now given his fall from grace but Wentz was on his way to stardom early in his career, which in NFL years might as well be a couple decades.

See, Wentz became a legitimate MVP candidate in 2017 but an ACL injury forced him to miss the playoffs and the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl run. The former North Dakota State Bison got his job back the following year despite the fact that Nick Foles played at a high level. However, Wentz didn't like the fact that Philly succeeded without him, and rushed back onto the field in 2018 even though he wasn't fully healthy. Later that year, he fractured a back vertebra and again missed time.

Given Wentz's propensity for getting injured let the Eagles draft Jalen Hurts in 2020. Wentz wasn't thrilled with the move but instead of showing he still had it, he went on to have the worst season of his NFL career. To nobody's surprise, Philly traded him to the Indianapolis Colts the following offseason and gave the reins to Hurts.

Wentz only lasted one season in Indy. He was traded to the Commanders last year and once again, he was one-and-done. Even though he won't probably get another starting job, he could come in and help the Jaguars in an emergency due to his familiarity with Pederson's offense.