Coming into the NFL as one of the most highly-touted quarterback prospects in recent memory, Trevor Lawrence was expected to have an immediate impact for the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars organization. But so far through his young professional career, the No. 1 overall pick isn’t exactly living up to those expectations.
With an 0-3 record to start the year, Lawrence has thrown a league leading seven interceptions.
Despite his early struggles, Jags’ first-year offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is still happy with his team’s decision to draft the 21-year-old QB.
“You can look around the league, I’ll take our guy every day [against] the other rookie quarterbacks and how they’re doing,” Bevell said, per NFL insider Mia O’Brien.
"You can look around the league, I'll take our guy every day [against] the other rookie quarterbacks and how they're doing."
— Mia O'Brien (@MiaOBrienTV) September 28, 2021
Lawrence is one of three rookie quarterbacks to start every game so far this season, joining New York Jets’ No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson and New England Patriots’ No. 15 overall pick Mac Jones. Wilson is currently tied with Lawrence for the most interceptions thrown through three games (7).
Jones is the only full-time starting rookie to have notched a win so far. Together, these three young QBs have collected a 1-8 record on the year.
While the stats and win record may not show it, Bevell feels Lawrence is heading in the right direction.
“Trevor’s progression has been great,” he said. “He’s doing a great job. He works his tail off. I think his communication with the players on the team and the guys in the offense — his communication during the game — all those things, he’s just really doing a nice job with it.
“His play is getting better and better.”
With a short turn around following Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals, Lawrence will look to move forward in a matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.