Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 Outlook: QB Trevor Lawrence
By Quinn Butler
Trevor Lawrence took a huge step forward in 2022 after having an underwhelming rookie season. Back in 2021, he looked lost and frustrated at times. Given Urban Meyer's subpar coaching and his lack of weapons, this didn't come as a surprise, Simply, he was not given the help he needed to showcase his talents. This is why the front office made several big additions last offseason. Even though questioned by many were huge in the growth of the team as a whole and Lawrence.
After a rough start to the 2022 season, the Week 8 game in London really flipped the switch for Lawrence and he took over, stopped making careless mistakes with the football, and lead the team all the way into the playoffs.
Even in the Wild Card round of the playoffs after being down 27-0, Lawrence never panicked and led the offense on four touchdown drives after throwing four first-half interceptions. His comeback effort culminated in the game-winning field goal.
For the season, the former Clemson Tiger threw for 4,113 yards and 25 touchdown passes. Those were pretty solid numbers in his second season and the sky is the limit moving forward.
What's next for Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence?
The 2023 season brings all of Lawrence's major weapons back and healthy, not to mention the addition of Calvin Ridley to the wide receiver room. As long as Lawrence carries that confidence within himself that the found the second half of the season a deep playoff run, possibly even a Super Bowl run is not out of the question.
Realistically, Lawrence could make a run at breaking the Jaguars' single-season record for yards passing - 4,437 and touchdown passes in a season (35). These numbers are certainly within reach for a player of Lawrence's caliber and with the added weapon of Ridley, not to mention if all the other weapons can stay healthy and continue to contribute as well as last year.
A solid hope and projection for Lawrence's third season as a Jaguar should be 4,500 yards passing and 35 touchdown passes. The icing on the cake of course would be to take the team even further and reach the AFC Championship game and possibly, the Super Bowl.