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In a meaningless preseason game, Urban Meyer puts Trevor Lawrence in jeopardy.

During the Jaguars’ preseason game against the Saints, head coach Urban Meyer took a lot of heat for keeping quarterback Trevor Lawrence in harm’s way.
When the Jaguars used the No. 1 overall pick,
They intended to get a generational quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick on Trevor Lawrence.
The most difficult thing would be getting him through his rookie season without injury.
Unfortunately for Jaguars fans, the preseason has already demonstrated Lawrence’s vulnerability.
At this rate, he might not even make it through the season.
Lawrence was thrown around during Monday’s preseason game against the Saints.
Trevor Lawrence gets a harsh welcome to the NFL tonight, and it’s not even the regular season yet pic.twitter.com/GHSqfVO98h — Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) August 24, 2021 Trevor Lawrence makes the throw while taking a hit pic.twitter.com/f3LIObmiTW — Alex Smith (@AlexSmith) August 24, 2021 Trevor Lawrence makes the throw while taking a hit pic.t
(@Dubs4O8) August 24, 2021 The @Saints defense isn’t exactly greeting rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence with a “warm” welcome to the NFL pic.twitter.com/8VSoMwXLgR — FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) August 24, 2021
While battling to get the offense rolling, he went 14-of-23 for 113 yards.
While Trevor Lawrence’s performance was subpar, NFL Twitter was more concerned about his health if head coach Urban Meyer insisted on keeping him in the game.
Trevor Lawrence is going to be assassinated by Urban Meyer.
Urban Meyer has never had a quarterback as excellent as Trevor Lawrence. — Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) August 24, 2021
Why would you keep him out in the second quarter of a PRESEASON game?
For the past two weeks, OL has been awful.
SECURE YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET!!!
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Some asked if Meyer would even play a role in Lawrence’s future development. pic.twitter.com/UG3l1YDgm0 — @Ike58Reese (@Ike58Reese) August 24, 2021
When someone asks Urban Meyer if he thinks Trevor Lawrence will be the starting quarterback by Week 4, he responds with pic.twitter.com/AvtJ4pl60o — BetMGM (@BetMGM) August 24, 2021
I appreciate the effort, but this is the last thing Urban Meyer wants Trevor Lawrence doing in a preseason game pic.twitter.com/he7Qmvc6mE — Ethan Cadeaux (@Ethan_Cadeaux) August 24, 2021
He shouldn’t expect anything less than 100% from his young quarterback.
Meyer must recognize that he lacks a functional offensive line capable of protecting his most important weapon.
“Trevor Lawrence drops back!” The Jaguars’ offensive line: pic.twitter.com/g5YNz1enAT — Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) August 24, 2021 Lawrence is still vying for the starting job with Gardner Minshew.
Given the Jaguars’ roster, it’s possible that he’d be better off not being in the firing line every week.
The former Clemson Tiger will play one more preseason game against the Cowboys to acclimate to the NFL level.
It will become much more real when the Jaguars face the Texans to start the season.