As Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence gets ready for his third NFL season, the former first-overall pick was asked Wednesday if he had any advice for 2023 first-overall pick Bryce Young.
Lawrence’s response was brutally honest, but also hilarious. “Maybe asking the wrong guy. Hopefully, it goes a little better for him” the former Clemson standout said.
Trevor Lawrence is asked what a successful season for a No. 1 pick (Bryce Young) looks like.
He laughs and says, "Maybe asking the wrong guy. … hopefully it goes a little better for him." 🤣
— John Shipley (@_John_Shipley) September 6, 2023
After an illustrious college career in which he lost just two games, Lawrence’s rookie season in the NFL was one to forget.
The Jaguars were coached by Urban Meyer, who had an absolutely disastrous tenure lasting just 13 games. Meyer’s time in Jacksonville is perhaps best remembered for openly bashing assistant coaches and kicking kicker Josh Lambo, which is what ultimately led to Meyer’s firing.
Lawrence had his own struggles during his rookie season, throwing a league-high 17 interceptions en route to a 3-14 record.
Luckily for both he and the Jaguars, things got better in the 2022 season. Doug Pederson replaced Meyer and immediately started getting to work with Lawrence. The results were stunning. Lawrence finished with over 4,000 yards, 25 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions, being named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. He also led the Jaguars to their first playoff win since 2017.
The lesson for Young? Even if things go poorly in your first season, there’s always a chance it’ll get better. Just ask Trevor Lawrence.