Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence has underlined that his goal is to help the team win football games. The Jaguars haven't had much success in the last few seasons and Lawrence is hoping to change that very soon.
The Jaguars, who were one of the worst teams last season, used their No. 1 pick to select Clemson's Lawrence. Lawrence was absolutely phenomenal during his days at Clemson as he went 34-2 as a starter and led Clemson to the 2018 national championship.
"They didn't bring me in to expect to lose, so even though we haven't had that much success in the past, this is a new year, this is a new team and really a new mindset with the coaching staff and what they're bringing in," Lawrence said on the AP Pro Football Podcast, per ESPN.
"The biggest thing is just to continue being myself, and obviously, I'm going to put the work in and I'm going to earn it. I'm gonna be prepared, but overall, just keep being me."
Lawrence excited to be a Jaguar
The Jaguars have had almost 100% participation at voluntary workouts this week.
"It just shows kind of where this team is at and what we want moving forward, so I really like the energy that's here right now," he said. "Really just excited to be a part of it." Lawrence had a labrum surgery on his left shoulder in February.
"Every week we're making some adjustments and progressing forward and we have a great plan being cautious, but also getting back in the swing of doing normal things at practice," Lawrence said. "I feel like I'm pretty far along.
I don't want to give like a certain percentage, but I feel like I'm doing really well. It doesn't bother me at all. Honestly, I'm a little limited on weight that I can do with my left shoulder, but other than that, movement-wise, I got full range of motion.
It's feeling really good, so we're making all the steps in the right direction." "It's really special to be a part of that," said Lawrence, who signed an endorsement deal with Gatorade last month.
"I love how it's three things involved in that. It's obviously what you do on the field, what you do in the classroom and in your community. I think that's a super cool thing for an award that prestigious to make all those things just as important as the other one."