The Jacksonville Jaguars made a big move this offseason as they've officially locked up Trevor Lawrence for the long haul. He's been a decent quarterback so far and the franchise hopes that success continues down the road.

On Thursday, the organization rewarded Trevor Lawrence with a five-year, $275 million contract extension, according to Ian Rapport of The NFL Network. $200 million is fully guaranteed.

“The Jaguars have reached a deal with their star QB Trevor Lawrence. Sources say they are giving the former No. 1 pick a 5-year extension worth $275M — $55M a year — with $200M guaranteed and $142M fully.”

Trevor Lawrence will be the starting quarterback for the Jaguars for years to come, as the deal ends after the 2029-30 season. This is a great move for Jacksonville as the front office can continue building the roster around their star quarterback.

The Jaguars selected Lawrence first overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. Many viewed him as a generational prospect entering the league. He had a rocky rookie campaign with Urban Meyer as head coach. After Jacksonville moved on from him, Trevor Lawrence began settling in as a starting quarterback in the league. So far through three seasons, Lawrence has recorded 11,770 passing yards, 69 total touchdowns, and 39 interceptions.

He'll aim to cut down his interceptions next season though, as he's thrown double-digit interceptions in two of his three seasons in the NFL. If Trevor Lawrence can reduce his turnovers then the Jaguars could have much more success. Last season was a disappointment, as many believed they would run away with the AFC South. Instead, they lost to the Tennessee Titans in Week 18, which granted the Houston Texans the crown of the South.

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It'll be interesting to see if the Jaguars can re-take the AFC South. The division has been all over the place the last few years. Additionally, all four teams have made strides in improving the rosters. The Texans are currently the favorite to win the South while the Titans and Indianapolis Colts have made some noticeable improvements.

The Jaguars' wide receiver core might be the weak point of the offense though after losing Calvin Ridley to the Titans in free agency. Despite that, Jacksonville did select Brian Thomas Jr. in the NFL Draft, who is an exciting rookie. He'll be paired up alongside Christian Kirk, who proved to be a reliable option for the offense.

With Trevor Lawrence having a new contract extension we should expect the front office to continue building the roster accordingly. Look for the AFC South to be a highly contested race with the Jaguars right in the mix next season.