The Jacksonville Jaguars won just one game during the 2020 NFL season, giving them the number 1 overall pick in 2021. Jacksonville went out and took Trevor Lawrence with that pick and also brought in Urban Meyer to lead the team.
There were unrealistic expectations placed on the Jaguars this season with the arrival of those two men, as there are still too many problems with this roster. Jacksonville has lost each of its first four games this season, and that has people jumping to wrong conclusions.
Lawrence is not destined to be a bust because he has started off his career with an 0-4 record, and not reaching the playoffs doesn’t mean Jacksonville had a terrible season. It’s hard to turn around a franchise in the NFL, and fans of the Jaguars are quickly finding that out.
NFL fans that watched the game on Thursday night saw Lawrence leading his team well as they nearly upset the Cincinnati Bengals. Sure, the Jaguars fell short once again, but it was a performance that they can build off of for the future.
It’s time to take a step back, relax, and realize that the Jaguars are going to get better and Trevor Lawrence is going to be the man that leads them.
Lack of Defense Hurting Lawrence
Most people point to the struggling offensive line as the biggest reason that Trevor Lawrence has struggled so far in the NFL, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It has been the Jacksonville defense that has let down the rookie quarterback and put him in some terrible positions.
It’s hard to win in the NFL when you allow nearly 30 points per game as the Jaguars have. That also forces Lawrence to try to play from behind, and he isn’t getting enough time to operate under center.
The offensive numbers for Lawrence still aren’t great, but let’s wait and see how he handles himself when he is given a defense. Jacksonville has so many holes on this roster that putting any blame on the young QB is absurd.
Meyer Might Be Gone
The biggest question mark surrounding the Jacksonville Jaguars is the status of head coach Urban Meyer. Most people around football couldn’t believe that he accepted this job in the first place, and now even more people don’t think that he finishes the year.
Meyer originally got out of coaching due to health concerns, but the thought of running an NFL franchise was simply too good to pass up. The head coach hasn’t seemed to enjoy his time yet in Jacksonville, and he has been known to jump ship from time to time.
Throw in the fact that the USC job is currently open, and there are plenty of reasons for Urban to leave Jacksonville before the end of the season. This could further complicate problems in Jacksonville, but the roster will remain intact.
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