Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer said Trevor Lawrence "isn't ready yet, but he doesn't have to be ready yet."
28 June 2021
The coy quotes about Lawrence continue coming out of Jacksonville. Two weeks ago, passing game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said the Jaguars weren't "in position" to name a starting quarterback two months after taking Lawrence with the first pick in the 2021 draft. "We got a long training camp coming up. He's probably advanced maybe a little quicker than we would've thought, so which was a positive," Meyer said this week. "One thing that we worked on — when we made a decision that Trevor was going to be our No. 1 pick, we went from the evaluation stage to the preparation stage. And that means that I want to see — I can't remember the exact date, but we started installing the playbook with him well before the draft. So you can see the retention, he's got a really good work ethic and he's progressed very well." There remains almost no universe in which Lawrence isn't under center for the Jaguars in their Week 1 game against Houston.