Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence is excited to make his preseason debut. Lawrence, who was an absolute star at Clemson, was taken at No. 1 by the Jaguars in this past NFL draft. The Jaguars take on the Cleveland Browns on Saturday and Lawrence will make his NFL debut.
"It’s nice we’re playing at home in front of the home crowd, so we’re really excited,” Lawrence said in his press conference, per Pro Football Talk. “We’ve been working the past three or four weeks, but really even since the spring, just trying to get ready for these moments.
And this will be good. A lot of people are going to play, but in our minds it’s a real game. We’re still trying to win the game. A lot of people look at preseason differently, but I think this is where it starts for the Jags this year, is game one [in the] preseason”.
Lawrence quickly learning and adapting
“I feel like I’ve come a long way, especially in camp, just owning it and knowing where my answers are and being able to make adjustments,” Lawrence said. “I think that’s the biggest thing, transitioning from college to the NFL is you’re going to see a bunch of looks and it’s really about how you respond and adjust it to put you in a good situation.
And that’s just something I’ve had to learn and I’ve gotten a lot better at in the last few weeks. “I feel good about where I’m at and where the offense is. There’s still a long ways to go, but we’re making progress for sure”.
The Jaguars are hoping Lawrence will turn the things around for them and lead them to success. Meanwhile, Lawrence us hoping that he will live up to the expectations. "And I guess individually for me, it’s just to do my job — nothing more than that,” Lawrence said.
“If I do my job it’ll put us in a position to win. So that’s all I’m looking at doing is every play, doing the best I can, putting us in a good spot, getting it to our playmakers — that’s all being a quarterback is, is getting it to our best players.
So that’s all I’m going to do”. On Thursday, Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer revealed the team is keeping an open competition between Lawrence and Gardner Minshew for the starting quarterback job.