Trevor Lawrence got the nod to start in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ first preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and he gave the fans in attendance a show while on the field. While he was sacked and hit more than fans would like, he had a couple of highlight throws that proved he will be named the team’s QB1 at some point before the regular seasons starts.
His most notable throw came in the second quarter as he dropped back to survey the field for a third and eight conversion. The receivers initially couldn’t get open, and despite being harassed for much of the night, he hung in the pocket until veteran receiver Marvin Jones Jr. broke loose vertically. Lawrence then read it perfectly as the offensive line gave him plenty of time and uncorked a 35-yard completion for Jones to go up and snag over the defender who wasn’t looking.
This wasn’t the only highlight play of the day for Lawrence as he got fans excited during his first series on the field. After his first play resulted in a sack for seven yards, Lawrence converted a third and nine play two plays later with a 10-yard pass to Jones.
While everyone would’ve preferred him to be kept clean, Lawrence’s first game was definitely a success. And if anyone had doubts about him being the starter Week 1 against Houston, those doubts should be laid to rest after tonight.