Trevor Lawrence passes Byron Leftwich: 3 key milestones from Jaguars win vs. Colts

• The Jaguars swept the Colts in 2023

• They reached other milestones in Week 6

Oct 15, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) and
Oct 15, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) and / Morgan Tencza-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Trevor Lawrence passes Byron Leftwich for 4th-most passing yards in Jaguars history

The Jaguars know firsthand that finding a franchise quarterback is no easy feat. Before running back Frank Gore helped them land Trevor Lawrence, they had taken several tries at the position and nearly all of them failed.

Already in his third NFL season, Lawrence has proven he's the quarterback the Jaguars had sorely lacked since they moved on from Mark Brunell. He's already started to shatter franchise records and in Week 6, he surpassed Byron Leftwich for the fourth-most passing yards in team history. Granted, the bar isn't particularly high. Besides Brunell, David Garrard, and Blake Bortles, no other quarterback has started more than three seasons in Jacksonville.

Still, it's noteworthy that Lawrence has had no trouble breaking team records in so little time. Already, he's got 42 passing touchdowns and needs nine more to tie Leftwich for the fourth-most in franchise history. He will need a couple seasons to surpass Garrard in yards (16,003) and touchdowns (89) but both marks are within reach.

Lawrence doesn't throw for 300 yards on a weekly basis but he's certainly played a huge role in the Jaguars' turnaround the last two years. It's been a while since Jacksonville was 4-2 to start the season and they have a good shot at making the playoffs and winning the division two years in a row. The last time they achieved both feats was back in 1998-1999.

Next on the Jaguars' schedule are the New Orleans Saints. Lawrence won't probably break any team records but he'll have the chance to narrow the gap between him and David Garrard.

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