Trevor Lawrence, Jaguar usher in year two with plenty to prove, and renewed optimism – not the Urban Meyer

Jacksonville, Florida – Trevor Lawrence and Jacksonville Jaguars It started again Monday morning with the first formal training camp in the post-Urban Mayer era.

There’s a new head coach on top of Super Bowl winner Doug Pederson. The menu made great, albeit pricey, additions during the holiday season. And the Jags still have one of the highest-rated prospects in NFL history under the position.

If they can shake off the stench of a 3-14 campaign in 2021 and all the off-pitch troubles that plagued it, Jacksonville could manage an impressive turnaround.

“As a team, I think we have a lot to prove,” Lawrence said. “Last year hasn’t been great, and I know the guys in this locker room are ready to prove a few things this year.”

It starts with the sophomore quarterback from Clemson, who excited Jacksonville so much before last season that fans gathered together via Twitter. To buy the first place in general and his wife Marisa a toaster $ 300 from their wedding registry. Lawrence started all 17 games and completed 59.6 percent of his passes for 3,641 yards with 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

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But Meyer – who many pitfalls led to his dismissal after less than a year on the job – Smother Lawrence’s Rookie Campaignso much so that Lawrence He openly questioned the coach’s decision To the bench running back James Robinson.

Lawrence was more friendly towards Pederson on Monday.

“It’s great to see the way he handles things. He’s definitely a player coach in the sense that he takes care of us,” Lawrence said. “But there are certain expectations, and he knows what it takes to win and win the championship. So there’s that expectation, that you need from your head coach, and a standard that you have to stick to.”

Pederson, the former NFL quarterback who coached the Philadelphia Eagles for the Super Bowl LII, is hoping for a second-year jump from Lawrence.

“The fact that he’s played the whole season, we can build on him and really expect, you know, sort of a limitless mindset with him,” Pederson said. “He is in the same state of mind as well. He wants to take this next step in not only his growth, but he is obviously leading this football team. So the first day of that day and we are just excited to be on the grass with him.”

Trevor Lawrence (right) is already his second coach in the NFL.  Despite this, Doug Pederson actually generates more optimism than did Urban Meyer.  (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Trevor Lawrence (right) is already his second coach in the NFL. Despite this, Doug Pederson actually generates more optimism than did Urban Meyer. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Lawrence said he feels more confident and comfortable this season than he did last year. It works on transitions specifically, finding a balance between presenting plays and intelligence. He threw the ball away 17 times last season, and tied Matthew Stafford for the most in the league.

The Jaguars acquired a number of players during the holiday period to help relieve the pressure on Lawrence. Christian Kirk who Amazing deal kickstarted this off season Flood of wide receiver movement, signed with Jacksonville for $72 million over four years, to outfit Lawrence with a new target after DJ Chark’s departure. Receiver Zay Jones (three years, $24 million) and Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff (three years, $49.5 million) are among the new offensive assets.

Another weapon expected to make his NFL debut is the reinstatement of Travis Etienne, the 2021 first-round pick who sat throughout last season with an injury to Lefranc. As Robinson targets a comeback in mid-August from an Achilles tendon injury, Etienne could play a key role in Jacksonville’s arc of salvation.

If any moment on Monday showed different feelings about the Jaguars this season, Etienne may have broken the media for his former Clemson teammate.

“Sorry to interrupt, but how do you feel when Etienne in the back court dries his gloves with your towel again?” Lawrence jokingly asked in the third person.

“Just excited to be back,” Lawrence said with a smile. “It will add a very explosive element to our attack, so it will help us a lot. Coming back to some victories here, so we are excited.”