Trevor Lawrence did not play well enough to win in the season opener last weekend and it may have something to do with his weak motivational speech to his teammates before the game.
But the second-year pro looked a lot like he did as a rookie in a 28-22 loss at Washington to open the season Sunday.
Before that game, however, the Jags Twitter account posted Lawrence leading his team out to the field, but not before the QB turned around and gave a terrible unmotivating speech.
“First chance to show them what we’re all about. Let’s go. Play with some swag, let’s have some fun.”
Lawrence completed 24 of 42 passes for 275 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.
Jaguars coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Monday that Lawrence’s movement in the pocket could’ve been better against Washington, but he made sure not to throw him under the bus.
“There was some pressure in his face a couple times, movement in the pocket could have been a little better at times, but listen, it’s the NFL, and we ask a lot of our quarterback, of Trevor, and there were some really good things that he did during the game,” Pederson said. “There are some plays he’d love to have back, but I thought overall his vision down the field and what he saw was right on point to what we’re trying to get done.”
In Week 2, the Jaguars will play the Indianapolis Colts, a team that finished 26th in the NFL in sacks last season.
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