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NFL World Reacts To Urban Meyer's Quarterback Decision

Urban Meyer took a bit longer than expected to officially announce his decision at quarterback for the 2021 season.

The Jacksonville Jaguars first-year head coach officially announced that rookie Trevor Lawrence will start at quarterback to open the season.

"It was good. We talked about our QB room," Lawrence told reporters Wednesday. "We have a great group, so I'm really excited for the opportunity. It doesn't really change anything, though. Still got the same task in front of us. Got to get a lot better ... It really doesn't change much. But yeah, I'm really excited for the opportunity, grateful for it."

The quarterback room has since gotten smaller, though. The Jaguars traded Gardner Minshew to the Eagles this weekend.

Colin Cowherd believes Meyer played it all perfectly.

Others, meanwhile, feel like the quarterback situation should have been resolved much, much earlier. "Limited Trevor's snaps with the 1s for a guy that got moved for a 6th. That's not a smooth move. Could've shopped him for more from a team like Dallas too," one fan wrote. "Idk man....I see Lawrence getting beat up this season. Right now Minshew is way ahead of Lawrence as far as experience.. Doesn't help that there is a report out that players are already hating urban's practices," another fan wrote. One thing is certain: There is going to be a tremendous amount of scrutiny on Meyer and the Jaguars this season.

We've already seen it in the preseason, when games don't really matter.

Jacksonville opens the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 12 against Houston.