Trevor Lawrence Aug 20, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) passes the ball against the Pittsburgh Stealers in the second quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Playing for a struggling team with a tumultuous coaching situation, quarterback Trevor Lawrence didn’t get much of a chance to shine in his rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. But in Saturday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Lawrence uncorked a pass that reminded everyone why he was considered such a special talent coming out of college.

In the second quarter, Lawrence completed a 14-yard pass to Marvin Jones Jr. On the surface, that may not look like anything special — but it was. Pittsburgh defensive back Cameron Sutton was in good position. When the ball was thrown, it seemed as though Sutton would have a chance to intercept the pass or at the least, break it up. But the ball was perfectly placed. It went just over Sutton’s fingers and fell into the awaiting arms of Jones, who caught it before going out of bounds.

He even gave us the Dikembe Mutombo finger wag for good measure.

The NFL world liked what it saw from the former No. 1 overall pick.

Lawrence finished the first half with 133 yards passing, going 14-for-21. He also got to show off his legs, picking a big first down on a scramble.

Of course, a rule of thumb is to never overreact too much to what happens in the preseason. But Lawrence looked completely calm on Saturday. If that continues into the regular season, it’s good news for the Jacksonville Jaguars. For the rest of the AFC — not so much.


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