Back in 2021, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence endured a challenging first season that would make any highly touted passer shake their head in disapproval. But Lawrence's dismal performance is about to be a distant memory, as he's set to blaze a trail to an MVP-worthy season that will leave fans in awe.
While Lawrence may have been a later arrival to the ranks of the league's top quarterbacks, his potential is undeniable and one area in which he should improve considerably is his completion percentage. Last season, he showcased promise, completing 66.3 percent of his passes.
Drawing comparisons to the legendary Patrick Mahomes, who boasts a career 66.3 percent completion percentage, Lawrence's trajectory is headed for greatness. Over his first two years, the former Clemson Tiger averaged a solid 62.9 completion percentage. Not only maintaining but elevating that efficiency could enter the MVP conversation and become a serious contender for the prestigious title.
The Jaguars skilled-position players will help Trevor Lawrence's candidacy
One area the Jaguars must improve to help Lawrence increase his completion rate is the drops department, where they ranked amongst the league's worst. Working in their favor is the acquisition of the sure-handed Calvin Ridley. A reliable pass catcher, Ridley will bolster Lawrence's numbers and turn potential incompletions into game-changing gains.
Ridley isn't the only playmaker at Lawrence's disposal though. He'll be joining Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, and Evan Engram, all of whom have had career years in their first year of the Doug Pederson era. The fact that they will be entering Year 2 in the same offense should also help them reduce their number of drops.