Trevor Lawrence Set to Make NFL Debut Despite Not Being Named Jacksonville Jaguars’ QB1

Published 08/14/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
May 15, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up during rookie mini camp at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


The time is almost here. The first overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, Trevor Lawrence, is finally set to make his NFL debut in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ preseason tie versus the Cleveland Browns.

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The Jaguars who finished 2020 with a 1-15 losing record weren’t feeling too bad by the end of the season. While they did suffer a horrendous campaign, they ended up claiming the first overall pick in the draft to sign the generational quarterback talent.

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Lawrence enters the league with sky-high expectations. Touted as the best quarterback prospect in years, Trevor Lawrence is the once-in-a-generation player who can turn the fortunes of a franchise around single-handedly.

Considered one of the best collegiate QB talents of all time, Lawrence went undefeated as a freshman with the Clemson Tigers guiding them to the National Championship in 2019.

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Now set to take the next step into the big league, the spotlight will be on Lawrence as he looks to claim the QB1 spot with the Jaguars.

Trevor Lawrence has the chance to seize the moment

Despite being the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, in the Jaguars first unofficial depth chart Trevor Lawrence was not named the team’s QB1.

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Instead it simply listed “Gardner Minshew (or) Trevor Lawrence.” Minshew has carved quite a name for himself ever since being drafted into the league as a 6th round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

May 15, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) attempts a pass during rookie mini camp at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

But it is expected that Lawrence will soon take over as the Jaguars’ true QB1. And the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns would be the best way to do so.

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Jaguars’ first-year head coach Urban Meyer has made it clear that the starting QB position wont be handed over to Trevor Lawrence, Despite being the generational talent he is, he must fight for the job.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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