Urban Meyer Confirms Jacksonville Jaguars Will Move for Trevor Lawrence

Published 03/29/2021, 12:51 PM EDT
Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) attempts a pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports


Clemson Tigers product Trevor Lawrence is widely regarded as the ‘top’ quarterback prospect in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. The 2018 CFP National Championship winner had a decent 2020 college football season throwing for 3,153 yards with 24 passing TDs in 10 games.

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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

He recently underwent shoulder surgery on his non-throwing arm. However, he is reportedly set to return to full fitness in time for the 2021 NFL preseason.

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Lawrence, along with the likes of Justin Fields (Ohio State), Mac Jones (Alabama Crimson Tide Football), and Zach Wilson (BYU) is one of the leading quarterback prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft.

But as rumors might indicate, Trevor Lawrence is already set to join AFC South franchise Jacksonville Jaguars this summer.

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Jacksonville Jaguars got their hearts set on Trevor Lawrence

Speaking to NBC Sports analyst Peter King, Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer more or less confirmed that they will select Trevor Lawrence as the 1st overall pick at the 2021 NFL Draft, which starts on April 29th, 2021.

He said, “I’d have to say that’s the direction we’re going. I’ll leave that up to the owner when we make that decision official. But I’m certainly not stepping out of line that that’s certainly the direction we’re headed.”

Coach Urban Meyer eager to start working with Lawrence in 2021

The legendary college football coach, who has been with Ohio State between 2012-20, signed as the Jaguars’ Head Coach this year. He expects to start working with Lawrence as soon as preseason starts in the coming months.

“Trevor checks all the boxes, you know?. The number one common quality of every great player, not just quarterback, is a competitive maniac.

“He’s 34-2. Won a national title as a true freshman. Is a winner. I’ve seen him up close and in person compete. And then character. I see him and I witness with my players, when the guys get drafted high, a lot of people get…

“They have influences in their lives. Like, whether it be social media, whether it be other things that really don’t pertain to winning.

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“What I’m really pleased with and I don’t want to say surprised, but him, his agent, his family, they’re focused on one thing. He wants to become the best version of himself for the National Football League, which is, well, it is somewhat refreshing,” Meyer told King last week.

Lawrence is reportedly set to be the ‘next big thing’ to arrive in the NFL. After Joe Burrow in 2020, Trevor is now the quarterback that everyone expects to dethrone Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, and Aaron Rodgers.

With a coach like Urban Meyer helping him transition from college football to the NFL, Lawrence has all the opportunities to succeed in the big leagues. But only time will tell if he can achieve his full potential.

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