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Trevor Lawrence, NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars
NFL QB Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence

There’s good and bad news regarding Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The good news is that the Jags, as of now, still have their quarterback of the future. A one season sample size isn’t enough to write that down in Sharpie, but the trajectory is still there for sustainability. The bad news is that his rookie season was mostly wasted.

I say mostly wasted because there was growth. Lawrence was able to learn the speed of the NFL and begin to make the adjustments to the next level. What was lost was any sort of progress within a system.

The Urban Meyer fiasco that went down in Jacksonville this season will set back the entire team to a point, specifically Lawrence. Developing franchise quarterbacks takes time and now Lawrence will need to learn a new system and gel with a new coaching staff for the second straight season.

This can be done, and has been done by quarterback after quarterback. However, for the Jaguars this is just prolonging their rebuild and making it a steeper climb to get back to being a competitive team.

Like I said, it isn’t going to completely derail Lawrence’s career. He can do it, but the time spent during his rookie season could have been more productive if it would have been with a staff that was staying for year two.