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Jul 27, 2023; Jacksonville, FL, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Press Taylor.
Jul 27, 2023; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Press Taylor. / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 2 Trevor Lawrence is taking reins of the Jaguars offense

Trevor Lawrence got to a disappointing start to his NFL career due to Urban Meyer not knowing what he was doing when he became the head coach of the Jaguars. But once Doug Pederson took over, Lawrence started to flourish.

Lawrence's improvement wasn't sudden though. He showed growth early in the 2022 season but also made costly mistakes. However, a switch flipped following the loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 8, and the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft played like a top 10 the rest of the way.

Heading into Year 3, Taylor says that Lawrence has taken control of the offense:

"I think it's his offense, the power and the empowerment that he feels too," Taylor said. "Yesterday Day 1, we had a play on, they played different coverage, he checks it to a different play. He would not have done that at this point last year. And part of it's knowing what we like for certain looks, what he likes, what he can get to, what the guy outside can handle, as he does certain things."

"So just as that next step where that was how the offense took off the second half of the year last year was we didn't have a perfect play on and he got us to a better play. We had a bad play on, he got us to the right play or got out of a bad play, whatever that might be. Understanding what we're trying to do and trusting the guys around him that they can handle on as well",

Taylor goes on to say that having a veteran running the scheme allows the team to evolve and maximize Lawrence's talent.