There are many reasons the Jacksonville Jaguars lost 34-3 to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10. One of them was the poor play of Trevor Lawrence. While Lawrence could've blamed his performance on the subpar protection or his receivers' inability to get open, he chose to take responsibility for his role in the loss.
"You got to feel you got to feel the pain and embarrassment today, and that's what it is," Lawrence told the local media after the loss. "It's just It's terrible. One of the worst games I've probably played in my career. I feel that and I take responsibility for that."
Lawrence then said that the loss hurts but the Jaguars must turn the page and prepare for the Tennessee Titans in Week 11.
"We couldn't really do anything right today, but flush it, that's the thing. It's sucks, but the reality is 31 point loss, and that's crazy to say, but 31 point loss is the same as a three-point loss. We lost it today, and we gotta move on with the same team. We are the same team we were five hours ago when we came in here today. We didn't play like to play, terribly across the board, including myself," Lawrence said.
Added Lawrence, "So that's where we're at. That's the reality of it. Yeah, you're gonna we're gonna wallow in it tonight. And we're gonna watch the tape tomorrow and re-live it which is which is gonna suck. We're gonna move on and we're gonna be ready for Tennessee. That's that's the biggest game, the next one, so that's where we're at, and not much else to say about it. There's not much good to get from this one today."
Lawrence went 17-of-28 for 185 yards with no touchdowns and four interceptions. He was also sacked five times and consistently found himself under pressure. On the other hand, he lost a fumble and made several head-scratching throws. For comparison, fellow quarterback Brock Purdy was 19-of-26 for 296 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
His first pick was the result of trying to find a play while he was taken to the ground. The ball bounced off running back Tank Bigsby's hands and was picked off the 49ers. His second interception took place in the second half when he tried to find wide receiver Christian Kirk in Niners territory. Both plays were the result of bad decision-making and cannot fall on the offensive line, regardless of how porous it was in Week 11. Here's the full clip of Trevor Lawrence's exchange with the media.
The buck stops with Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence
Quarterback is the position with the most impact on the outcome of the game, so they are often assigned the role of a leader. In their case, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a good one in Trevor Lawrence, who will take responsibility for his less-than-stellar performance against San Francisco.
When Doug Pederson met with the local media after the loss, he said that players have the job of holding onto the ball. While Pedrerson didn't mention any players by name, Lawrence certainly came to mind. After all, he was responsible for three turnovers, and just like any of his teammates, he needs to be called out when he plays poorly.
"Turnovers can't happen, just flat out can't happen. And we gave them what three of them today... four, that's right, two interceptions... You can't do that, it's a matter of whoever has the football, take care of the football. That's your job, bring it back to the huddle. Let us play another day."
Lawrence knows he should do a better job of holding onto the football and taking a conservative approach instead of looking for a big play when necessary. Working in his favor is that he's previously bounced back from bad performances.
Next on the Jacksonville Jaguars schedule are the Tennessee Titans. They'll give Trevor Lawrence and the coaching staff the chance to look at the tape, find mistakes, and figure out ways to improve if they want to get back on track.