Building a Dynasty – Analyzing What Trevor Lawrence Brings to the Table for the Jacksonville Jaguars

Published 01/06/2021, 1:48 PM EST
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


The Jacksonville Jaguars’ worst nightmare has been averted. Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence has officially declared for the 2021 draft. Trevor Lawrence is going to be a Jag!

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The hype that Lawrence brings with him is unprecedented. Considered by many to be the best QB draft prospect in years, Lawrence has all the tools to turn a franchise around.

Considering that Jacksonville draft Lawrence (which they almost certainly will), what can we expect from the franchise for the near future and the years to come?

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A potentially franchise-altering offseason 

The Jaguars will be getting a potential franchise quarterback in Lawrence. With his skill set, the quarterback has the ability to walk into almost any offense and make it click.

Even apart from Lawrence, the Jags will have 5 more picks among the Top-100 in the 2021 NFL Draft. Including an extra 1st round pick courtesy of the Jalen Ramsey trade to the LA Rams.

What’s more, the Jaguars also have the highest amount of cap space among any team heading into the offseason. All in all, the Jaguars have quietly gathered all the ingredients required to establish a potential team of world-beaters. 

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There are potentially a lot of areas that the Jags need to improve upon. That statement is a bit of a no-brainer, given that the Jags managed to win only 1 game in the entirety of the 2020 season. 

One interesting avenue that the Jags could venture into is that of the wide receiver. With their most prolific wide receiver, DJ Chark Jr, amassing only 706 yards over the course of the season, the Jags need to provide Lawrence with the tools to succeed.

Jan 1, 2021; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) dives over a tackle attempt by Notre Dame safety Shaun Crawford (20) for a touchdown Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in the College Football Playoff Semifinal hosted by the Rose Bowl in AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

And the 2021 draft class is a goldmine of promising and hungry wide receivers. With players like Ja’Maar Chase, Devonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle in the mix, the Jags might just pull off a surprise and nab one of them.

Jaguars expansion dreams get a boost

Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has been one of the most aggressive proponents of expanding the NFL aboard. Especially in the United Kingdom. 

The Jags have played regular-season games at Wembley in the past and were set to do so in 2020 as well, but the COVID pandemic put those ideas on hold. 

But come 2021, the scenario is set to be different. The Jags could very well head to London again, this time with a crowd puller in Trevor Lawrence. A mouth-watering prospect for a league that is trying to spread its influence overseas. 

Dec 19, 2020; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) runs 34-yards for a touchdown against Notre Dame during the third quarter of the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Drafting Lawrence also means getting possible primetime slots. Something that the Jags haven’t managed to get in almost a decade. More primetime games means more viewership.

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A draft pick that could change a franchise’s fortunes. Such picks are hard to come by in the NFL. How they utilize Trevor Lawrence as a brand and recruit players around him will be crucial for them.

With Trevor Lawrence, the Jacksonville Jaguars have the enviable task of forging a dynasty. A dynasty that could land the franchise its first-ever Super Bowl. 

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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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