All eyes will be on Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence this season. It’s been that way ever since he set foot at Clemson nearly four years ago, and that’s still the case now in the NFL after being selected as the number one overall pick.
But the Jaguars’ prized rookie didn’t have the dream start to his NFL (preseason) career. It started off with a pretty rough sack.
Trevor Lawrence first NFL snap….😬 pic.twitter.com/C75zCruADs
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Lawrence spoke candidly to reporters after the game about that first play, and his first experience overall with the Jaguars, per report from ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.
“I feel like the first time out there, I felt comfortable, felt poised,” Lawrence said. “Obviously, the first play’s not kind of what you want for the first play, but after that, I thought we did a good job.
The Jaguars rookie also outdid his QB rival in Gardner Minshew. Lawrence went 6-for-9 for 74 yards, compared to the 47 yards and one interception from Minshew. It feels like a no-doubter on who’ll be taking the reins of the franchise sooner or later.
“The first play you’re a little bit, especially first game here in the NFL, you’re a little bit nervous; but after that, you’re just playing ball,” Lawrence said. “Definitely felt that [comfort] setting in.
“I usually typically get nervous before the first game of any season anyway, so that’s pretty standard. I was excited. I was ready to get out there. It’s been a long time coming. It’s been my dream.”
The Jacksonville Jaguars got the prize of the NFL Draft in Trevor Lawrence. Now it’s time for the generational prospect to make good on his potential.