Trevor Lawrence's rookie season in Jacksonville was marred by countless controversies surrounding the Jaguars' organization.
Almost every one of those controversies could be traced back to a common thread: first-year NFL head coach Urban Meyer.
Meyer reportedly cultivated a dysfunctional team culture in Jacksonville, resulting in yet another disappointing season for the Jags. After starting the year with a 2-11 record and a variety of negative headlines, his short-lived NFL career came to a close.
Now, the Jaguars are led by former Super Bowl-champion head coach Doug Pederson.
Lawrence, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft, feels the team culture has taken a turn in the right direction ahead of the 2022 season.
“The culture has really flipped," Lawrence said.
Despite entering his rookie season as one of the most highly-touted NFL prospects in recent memory, Lawrence struggled in Year 1. He finished his first professional season with 3,641 yards, 12 touchdowns and a league-leading 17 interceptions on 59.6% passing.
Lawrence and the Jaguars will look to begin their improved campaign with a Week 1 matchup against the Washington Commanders on Sunday.