Sep 19, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) reacts on the sidelines during the second half against the Denver Broncos at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

On paper, it’s been a tough year for Trevor Lawrence. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-7 and he got his NFL career off to a brutal start by throwing tons of interceptions.

However, things did settle down a bit, and the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft has helped Jacksonville win two of their last four and they’ve been more competitive than expected in many of their recent games.

The team is coming off a tough 23-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, which killed the momentum they earned with a win over the Buffalo Bills in the previous week. However, that’s not keeping Lawrence down and he recently told reporters that he thinks the players are all on the same page and, while disappointed, they’re committed to playing better.

“Everybody’s in it together and there’s never any pointing fingers. They do a good job of picking each other up,” said Lawrence, via ProFootballTalk. “Even after the game, obviously I was super disappointed in how it ended. [I] had the ball in my hands and the game ended that way instead of us scoring and going up there, but the defense really rallied behind me. The locker room picked me up and just said, ‘Stuff like that’s going to happen and we all have to play better.’

“[I] just appreciate those guys and I think it’s cool the group we have. I know there’s a lot of times that fingers can start getting pointed at each and you start bickering and kind of start turning on each other and we haven’t done that at all.”

The Jaguars have two home games coming up against the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons, so it’s a chance for them to turn the ship around. However, even if they can’t win both games, it sounds like they’re continuing to fight and improve.

Lawrence had a pretty rough game last week, throwing for 162 yards with a 56.2 passer rating. But the rookie continues to get used to the pro game and is about to cross the 2,000-yard passing mark on the season.


About Sean Keeley

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