Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence says he has learned that there is always some type of drama in the NFL but admitted that too much drama has been surrounding the Jaguars this season. The Jaguars own a 2-11 record this season and Lawrence acknowledged that there needs to be less drama surrounding the team if they want to win football games.
"You're always going to have some form of drama. I've learned that the NFL is just more drama in general than college, no matter where you're at," Lawrence said on Wednesday, per ESPN. "But you're right.
There's been a lot. To your point, I do think that has to change and, that's something that we need to work on for sure. "So you can't always be in the headlines. You just got to go play football and that's where we're trying to get and I have no doubt we'll get there, but for sure [it has to change]."
Lawrence says there has been a 'lot of drama'
"Obviously there's been a lot of drama," he said as the Jaguars (2-11) began preparations for Sunday's home game against Houston (2-11). "Like whatever has caused everything, who even knows at this point, but there's been a lot of drama and for me I think it's important to be truthful.
But with that, you can't say everything that's on your mind. You have to have a filter and you've got to be careful. "I have a lot of appreciation for all those guys in there that've been working to try to get this thing right and it hasn't been easy.
So I have a lot of appreciation for the players, for the coaches, for everybody. ... Obviously you can't, like I said, always say exactly what's on your mind, but the truth is in there somewhere always with me, so that's what I try to do."
Last week's report said Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer and wide receiver Marvin Jones got into an argument during practice. "There was something that was brought to my attention that I didn't like too well," Jones said.
"I approached him about it and we talked and we handled it like grown men. And that's all I have to say about that. ".. When you lose, you're always going to be the center of attention in a negative way. That just is what it is."