When the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2022 playoffs, Trevor Lawrence chose their local Waffle House to celebrate. While it may have seemed an odd choice at first, Lawrence wanted to introduce the restaurant to some of his teammates. The trip to Waffle House ended up going viral, and following the Jags' win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 11, he made sure the team's front office also saw for themselves how good it was.
The team's social media posted a clip of Lawrence bringing in a Waffle House cathering to the Jaguars HQ.
Not long after, team reporter Kainani Stevens posted pictures of the experience, "Enjoy breakfast, courtesy of Trevor and Marissa Lawrence."
Earlier this year, Lawrence and some of his teammates took a trip to Waffle House when he found out right guard Brandon Scherff and quarterback E.J. Perry had never gone. Tight end Dan Arnold, offensive tackle Walker Little, and other Jaguars players went as well. Marissa Lawrence, Trevor's wife, called ahead to make a reservation to clear space for their party.
The Jaguars dominated the Tennessee Titans on both sides of the ball. Trevor Lawrence went 24-of-32 for 263 yards with two passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, and no picks. Also, wide receiver Calvin Ridley had his best game as a Jaguar, hauling in seven receptions for 103 yards with two touchdowns. Meanwhile, the defense limited Derrick Henry to 38 yards on 10 carries and Will Levis to 158 yards.
Lawrence told the local media after the win that it was a team effort. Through the exchange, he credited Ridley, Zay Jones, the offensive line and the defense. The third-year quarterback also said that it was good to bounce back from a loss.
"It was great. That's one of the cleaner games offensively, Lawrence said. "We've played really complimentary offensively, defensively, and special teams. It seemed like we stayed on schedule, seemed like we kept them on their heels. We did a mixing up all the different shots, getting out quick run the ball movements, it was really good."
Waffle House has become the go-to place for Jaguars players to have lunch
During the offseason, safety Rayshawn Jenkins also wanted to have a taste of Waffle House and paid them a visit. It's possible that Trevor Lawrence was talking to someone in the team's front office and the topic of Waffle House was brought up.
Either way, don't expect this to be the last time Jaguars players go to Waffle House or bring it to the team's facilities. Heck, expect a big celebration if they beat the Houston Texans in Week 12.