JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars have a leader.
That’s Trevor Lawrence, and teammates believe they saw those traits during the quarterback’s rookie season the past few months.
“I see a great future for Trevor,” Jaguars right tackle Jawaan Taylor said.
Taylor, speaking this week in the wake of the 2021 season, spoke of Lawrence’s leadership ability – which the No. 1 overall selection in the ’21 draft showed during a 3-14 season that featured multiple off-field issues around the organization, including the December dismissal of Head Coach Urban Meyer.
“He’s a great leader,” Taylor said of Lawrence. “He came in from Day One leading us and we all bought in to what he needed us to do. We all love him. We just want to see him get better and better from here. He had a great year. We just love the progression he had throughout the year.”
“It’s only going to get better for him. He’s going to be a great player.”
Lawrence threw 12 touchdown passes with 17 interceptions this season. He and the rest of the offense struggled as injuries took a toll after the team’s Week 7 bye, and he threw just two touchdown passes with eight interceptions in a nine-game stretch from November 7 to January 2.
But Lawrence had perhaps his best game of the season with two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 26-11 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the regular-season finale. He…