It'll be hard to forget everything you saw from Lawrence in 2021, but a new coaching staff complete with Super Bowl-winning head coach Doug Pederson should get you excited to take Lawrence as a late-round breakout candidate. There isn't a single redeemable stat from his rookie season to make you feel good about him, nor is there a stat that can guarantee another terrible year ahead. He'll have an overhauled receiving corps and a retooled playbook while playing behind an improved offensive line. This is all good news for a kid who graded out as one of the top quarterback prospects in the past 20 years. It also helps that the Jaguars' run game is an enormous question mark that may not get settled during the preseason, nor is the team's defense strong enough to keep games low-scoring. It points to taking a leap of faith on a pedigreed passer who won't cost you much capital on Draft Day. You should view Lawrence as a blue-chip prospect worth a late pick in one-QB leagues and a sixth-round pick in Superflex/two-QB leagues.
Lawrence completed 23 of 32 passes for 223 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 26-11 win over the Colts. He added 10 rushes for 17 yards. Lawrence helped the Jaguars to an upset win and threw for multiple touchdowns for the first time since Week 1 in the process. He showed particular rapport with Marvin Jones, which culminated in a three-yard score late in the third quarter. While the Jaguars squandered good field position to settle for field goals on a few occasions, Lawrence averaged 7.0 yards per attempt and has hit that mark in three consecutive games to close the campaign. That's a relatively low mark when compared to even mediocre quarterbacks around the league, though Lawrence had accomplished that feat only three times in his first 14 games as a pro. His rookie season didn't go as planned, but Lawrence still showed flashes of promise to suggest that he is the franchise quarterback the Jaguars believed they were selecting with the top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Lawrence completed 17 of 27 passes for 193 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions during Sunday's 50-10 loss to the Patriots. He added two carries for 16 yards. Lawrence connected with Dare Ogunbowale for a score on a 28-yard screen pass, but it was otherwise another ugly performance from the rookie quarterback and the Jacksonville offense. It was Lawrence's first touchdown since Week 12, but it's hardly worth celebrating given it came late in the fourth quarter with the Jags trailing by 47 points. The 22-year-old will close out the season with another tough matchup against the Colts in Week 18.
Lawrence completed 26 of 39 passes for 280 yards without a touchdown or interception in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Jets. He added 37 yards on six rushing attempts and fumbled twice, losing one. Lawrence was bailed out early in the second quarter, as he fumbled on the Jets' one-yard line but the ball was recovered by offensive lineman Will Richardson in the end zone for a Jacksonville touchdown. The rookie first overall pick racked up his highest passing yardage total since Week 6, but he came one yard short of leading his team to victory, as his 4th-and-goal incompletion from New York's one-yard line in the game's final seconds was the deciding play. This loss has the Jaguars in position to pick first overall for the second consecutive season, barring an upset win over the Patriots or Colts over the final two games. Lawrence will look to end his four-game touchdown drought at some point in those Week 17 and 18 contests.
Lawrence completed 22 of 38 passes for 210 yards with zero touchdowns or interceptions during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Texans. He also had five carries for 21 yards. Lawrence took care of the ball Sunday after throwing four interceptions last week, but he averaged just 5.5 yards per attempt as the offense managed only one touchdown. The rookie No. 1 overall pick has thrown only two touchdowns in eight games since Jacksonville's Week 7 bye, which is contrasted by six interceptions and four fumbles (one lost) during that stretch.
Lawrence completed 24 of 40 passes for 221 yards, no touchdowns and four interceptions in Sunday's 20-0 loss to the Titans. Lawrence was fairly efficient in the first half, as he completed 10 passes on 12 attempts for 93 yards. However, things unraveled in the second half as he threw all four of his picks with Jacksonville pushing to get back in the game. On the positive side of things, he did get the ball to key playmakers such as Marvin Jones, Laquon Treadwell and Laviska Shenault thanks to the fact that he attempted 40 passes. Overall, however, Lawrence continues to struggle in his rookie campaign as he has thrown for zero touchdowns in five of his last six contests.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@Los Angeles Chargers||18||19.18|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||8||18.12|
|9||11/06||Las Vegas Raiders||22||19.78|
|10||11/13||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||22.70|
|16||12/22||@New York Jets||27||20.65|
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|3 Year Avg||59.6||3641||12||17||334||2||222|