Trevor Lawrence has been penciled in as the Jaguars' Kickoff Weekend starter since the club clinched the No. 1 pick following its Week 16 loss. He is the reason Urban Meyer is the coach in Jacksonville and the reason for optimism of a swift turnaround for the franchise. As NFL.com put it, "Lawrence is as pristine a product entering the NFL since Andrew Luck came out of Stanford." The athletic passer owns a quick release and fluid throwing motion. Lawrence's arm is plenty strong, and he can throw from multiple platforms. His accuracy is impressive and he can drive the ball to all levels of the field. Add to this his ideal size, mobility, the mental acumen to filter through progressions, and the ability to run an offense from the line of scrimmage, and Meyer (and coordinator Darrell Bevell) will have zero trouble designing an offense tailored to Lawrence's multifaceted skill set. The QB has proven he can be as comfortable running the option as he is from the shotgun spread or hurling the pigskin deep.
It's completely valid to peg Lawrence for NFL stardom. But most young quarterbacks need to learn by failing at first, and it would not be a surprise if Lawrence struggles with turnovers as he adjusts to playing QB at the highest level in 2021.
2021 Bottom Line
Meyer is used to developing young players, and Bevell is a veteran play-caller, which should create a path to success for Lawrence. Throw in a supporting cast that now includes Clemson teammate Travis Etienne, James Robinson, D.J. Chark, Marvin Jones Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. there's enough to support a QB2 ranking and he's not without upside.