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

Last season, Jacksonville Jaguars second-year starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence had an absolute breakout season, emerging as a legitimate star for the team and helping lead the Jaguars to a playoff victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Lawrence improved massively from his rookie season, and in context, those improvements are even more striking.

As Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk points out, the improvement from Trevor Lawrence from his rookie season to his second season was actually historically significant.

“Statistically, there’s a case to be made that Lawrence’s improvement was unlike any other player’s in NFL history,” Smith wrote for Pro Football Talk on Saturday morning. “Via NFL Research, Lawrence’s improvement from a passer rating of 71.9 in 2021 to 95.2 in 2022 is the largest increase in NFL history for any quarterback who threw at least 400 passes in each of his first two seasons.”

His improvement is pretty insane when put into context like that, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it as a result.


Obviously, the biggest difference from his rookie season to his second season was a change in head coach as the team transitioned from Urban Meyer to Doug Pederson. It’s not clear how much that impacted Trevor Lawrence, but it’s clear that he’s playing better now either way.

[Pro Football Talk]