Trevor Lawrence will cause Jaguars to ‘tank’ for No. 1 pick
ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovksy likes Clemson signal caller Trevor Lawrence. He likes him so much, as a matter of fact, that he feels the Jacksonville Jaguars should tank for him in 2020:
“They’re gonna look at Trevor Lawrence and say, ‘not only is he good at it, he is great to elite at it.’ And that’s why the Jaguars, and I know you’re gonna hate this, it makes sense to do what I think they’re doing to go get that No. 1 pick to secure Trevor Lawrence,” Orlovksy said on ESPN’s Get Up on Friday morning.
Orlovsky called Lawrence a “once in a generation” talent, adding that he will be the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck and that he possesses “everything that you want in a quarterback.”
The thing is, Jacksonville may already have a quarterback of its own.
Gardner Minshew had a very impressive rookie campaign in 2019, filling in for the injured Nick Foles and eventually taking Foles’ job even when the veteran QB returned.
As great of a talent as Lawrence might be, the Jags may want to see just what they have in Minshew before they decide to tank. Of course, the Jaguars may also be too good to tank as it is.
Jacksonville went 6-10 this past season and possesses a wealth of talent on the offensive end of the ball. That offensive talent ranges from Minshew to running back Leonard Fournette to a receiving corps that includes DJ Chark, Dede Westbrook and Chris Conley.
So, even if the Jags wanted to tank, it may not be a plausible strategy.