Not only did the Jacksonville Jaguars lose 30-12 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they also lost Trevor Lawrence to injury for the second time in as many weeks. Against the Baltimore Ravens, he suffered a concussion. This time, he exited with a shoulder injury.
Lawrence met with the local media after the game and said that it was bothering him but hopes it isn't anything serious. He adds that he'll undergo tests Monday.
"It's bothering me. We're gonna check it out tomorrow," Lawrence said. "I'll have more later on in the week. Hopefully nothing major, but it's bothering me right now."
Doug Pederson also spoke to the media and said he had no updates beyond the injury being on Lawrence's right shoulder. The third-year quarterback went 17-of-29 for 211 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions, and two lost fumbles. While crediting the Buccaneers' defense for showing up, Lawrence acknowledged his role in the loss and pointed to all the things that had a role in the team's dismissal.
Lawrence said he would've wanted to go back when he got hurt but also knew something was right when he fell on his shoulder.
"When I landed knew something was off. On the next play, I throw it hurts the throw. I just wanted to finish the drive out. We were able to get some points. On the two-point [conversion], I told my wife I threw it, I couldn't get my shoulder up good, enough to keep playing," Lawrence said.
Lawrence continued, "I would have loved to have stayed in but [would've] hurt everybody at that point if I did. They made the call and I was with it, to take a seat the rest of the night. Can't throw they're going to help us we're kind of having to throw the ball every play. C.J. came into the next drive, and that was it."
Trevor Larwence talked about the reasons the Jaguars lost to the Buccaneers
Lawrence suffered a concussion during the loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He spent most of the week in protocol but was cleared Saturday, in time for the game. He knows that didn't play well against the Buccaneers and went on to talk about some of the things that held the offense back.
"We did plenty on our own to mess ourselves up, start there. Beyond that, the Bucs had a good plan defensively, they gave a lot of different presentations or a lot of pressure. Some stuff that I don't think we communicated great. That starts with me, all the way around and execute. We didn't do the simple things, I thought we had too many plays early in the game for a second down when we got behind the sticks" Lawrence said.
Lawrence continued, "We let their pressure and their pass rush get going because we were so far behind the sticks, where we didn't have much choice but to throw the ball on most plays. There's a lot of things there. It's not just one thing that went wrong."
At 8-7, they're entering a pivotal time of the season. There are two games left on their schedule and they may need to go without their starting quarterback. With or without him though, they must work on the issues that have held them back the past four weeks if they don't want to be left out of the playoffs.