Doug Pederson is optimistic about Trevor Lawerence's sophomore year in the NFL
Jacksonville, FL- New Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson sees an improved Trevor Lawerence heading into training camp.
After a trial and error season with Urban Meyer, Jacksonville decided to clean house and rebuild a committed and disciplined organization.They released Meyer and went after Pederson, who helped the Eagles win their first Super Bowl in his first year of coaching them. With Pederson being an old school coach, you know it's all about business and helping the Jags get into playoff contention with their young quarterback in Lawerence.
After losing their second overall pick Travis Etienne to a season injury, Lawerence had the entire world on his back. The Jags fought tooth and nail each week, but it always resulted in a loss and by the end of the season, Lawerence looked mentally beat up. He finished the season throwing 12 touchdowns and 17 picks for over 3,000 yards. Despite the interception ration, there were signs that Lawerence had the talent to take it to the next level, but he just needed help.
Pederson sees the potential in Lawerence and had this to say about the upcoming season for the young quarterback. "Yeah, there’hat’s the goal: to make a significant jump in year two. I think building off of last year, the fact that he played the entire season, we can build off that and really expect a sky’s the limit the mentality with him. He’s in the same frame of mind as well. He wants to take that next step, not only in his growth but leading this football team."
Training camp has already started for the Jaguars as they prepare for their first preseason game to officially kick off the NFL season against the Raiders in two weeks. It will be interesting to see what type of season the Jags may have.