(Jacksonville) Unsurprisingly, Trevor Lawrence will be the Jacksonville Jaguars’ starting quarterback in their opener against the Houston Texans on Sept. 12.
Head coach Urban Mayer announced its decision on Wednesday, handing over the keys to the kingdom to Lawrence at the expense of three-season veteran Gardner Minshoo.
Lawrence was first selected by the Jaguars in the final NFL Draft. He had shared rehearsals with Minshu as the first unit of attack since the start of the camp. Meyer wanted to see “healthy competition” in all positions, including quarterback.
Still, just about everyone except possibly the Minshaw clan expected Lawrence to be the Jaguars’ starting quarterback to begin the season. Lawrence is one of the top prospects of the past decade and has outperformed Minshu at every level during the camp.
Meyer said Lawrence would start in the team’s final preseason game on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
“It doesn’t really change much,” Lawrence said. We have only one task in front of us. We need to improve individually and as a team. I can’t wait to get back to work this week. It brings some clarity, which is good. But in short, it doesn’t change much. ”
Lawrence completed 20 of his 32 passes for 184 yards in two preseason games, losing two. He delivered three sacks and led his team to just one field goal in six offensive streaks.
“It’s frustrating, but we have to stick together and work together,” Lawrence said. We will figure things out eventually. I believe we will achieve it. Everyone put their shoulder on the wheel. ”
Lawrence set a 34-2 record at Clemson University. He ended his college internship going undefeated in the regular season and leading the Tigers to the national title in his first season in 2018.
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