Pat McAfee Comments on Urban Meyer’s Three QB Targets Including Trevor Lawrence

Published 04/28/2021, 10:59 PM EDT
Dec 19, 2020; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) smiles after the Tigers beat Notre Dame 34-10 in the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports


Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars ended their 2020 NFL campaign on a sour note with a 1-15 record. In the aftermath of that, Franchise owner Shad Khan roped in the legendary college football coach, Urban Meyer, to step in and steady the ship in Florida. It’s no secret that the Jaguars have been looking to draft a dynamic young quarterback, and they have their hearts set on Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence.

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The silk-haired youngster concluded his 3-year college football career with 10,098 passing yards and 90 passing TDs. He has already connected with coach Meyer on multiple occasions this summer.

Oct 24, 2020; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws a pass during their game against Syracuse at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Lawrence finished as a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2020. However, he recently underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. He is expected to return in time for the preseason.

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The Jags have their minds set on Lawrence in the 2021 NFL Draft. But that wasn’t always the case.

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan recently revealed that the organization, including Urban Meyer, was assessing three quarterbacks before zeroing in on Trevor Lawrence this year. Here’s what former Indianapolis Colts kicker-turned-analyst Pat McAfee said on the same.

 

“Urban Meyer was allegedly deciding between Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Justin Fields for the number one pick, very fascinating that he in numerous conversations with Mr. Shad Khan down there whenever he was just a liaison or a consultant for Shad Khan prior to him getting the head coaching job at Jacksonville, Shad Khan used him as a sounding board for decisions.”

“It’s coming out that when Urban Meyer got the gig, he checked out Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, and Justin Fields. Now is he saying that to potentially give a positive spin for Justin Fields, who’s an Ohio State guy… No, but his name has been tarnished a bit during this entire draft process,” McAfee said on the show.

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As the numbers show, Lawrence is arguably one of the greatest college quarterbacks of all time. However, the 2019 CFP National Champion will need strong offensive support around him when the NFL begins in September.

Dec 19, 2020; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) smiles after the Tigers beat Notre Dame 34-10 in the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

There will also be immense pressure on coach Meyer, who will be making his debut in the NFL this year. Will this dynamic coach-quarterback duo be the next big thing in the NFL? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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