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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.

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Urban Meyer of the Jaguars has a deadline to name either Trevor Lawrence or Gardner Minshew as the starting quarterback.

When Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell say that rookie and first-round draft pick Trevor Lawrence isn’t a certainty to be the team’s starting quarterback over Gardner Minshew when the Jaguars open the regular season against the Houston Texans on Sept. 1, practically no one believes them.
Meyer told reporters on Friday that he’s still talking about the depth chart with Bevell and passing-game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, and that he thinks he knows when he’ll make his final decision for Week 1.
Meyer told ESPN’s Michael DiRocco, “I do [have a timeline] in my head, but it’s a daily dialogue that the three individuals are having.”
“It could [continue until the last preseason game], but I’d rather not.”
To prevent injury concerns, coaches throughout the NFL are expected to bench their starters that weekend.
Meyer said he’ll select which of his two best quarterbacks will start Monday’s exhibition game against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday.
Meyer appears to be seeking to boost Minshew’s trade market value through a competition that few are taking seriously.
Nevertheless, given that this is the same coach who felt giving Tim Tebow reps at tight end this summer wasn’t a complete waste of time, everyone should think he’s serious about anointing Minshew as the starting quarterback before Labor Day.

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Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars throws for 71 yards in his NFL preseason debut.

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On Saturday, No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence threw for 71 yards in two series against the Cleveland Browns in the first half.
Lawrence, the Jaguars’ first-round choice in the 2021 NFL Draft, was sacked and nearly fumbled on his first snap, but recovered to complete 6-of-9 passes.
On his two series, Lawrence was sacked twice in 11 dropbacks, and the Jaguars punted and turned the ball over on downs.
On the second series of the second quarter, Gardner Minshew II took over for Lawrence.
On third-and-10 on his own 13-yard line, Lawrence threw his best pass.
He connected with Marvin Jones Jr. after taking a sack on the previous play.
to finish the first quarter with a 35-yard gain
This article will be updated as time goes on.
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The Jaguars’ NFL preseason opening yielded ten observations, including pace of play, WR plurality, Trevor Lawrence, Tim Tebow, and more.

Urban Meyer, a renowned loser as a college coach, knew he’d have to mentally prepare for more defeats as an NFL coach.
It didn’t make Meyer’s offense’s 85-yard first-half total in Saturday’s 23-13 preseason loss to the Browns any easier to watch.What bothered Meyer the most was the offense’s tempo while Trevor Lawrence and Gardner Minshew — the Jaguars’ co-No. 1 wide receivers — were on the field.
We were in the game, but we all know Lawrence is the real starter.

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Lawrence makes his preseason debut with a sack and a turnover in a loss to the Browns.

MARK LONG, AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. AP National Sports JACKSONVILLE, Fla.
(AP) — Trevor Lawrence’s professional debut began with a sack and a fumble, hardly ideal but not alarming for the Jaguars.
The No. 1 overall choice in the NFL draft bounced back with a couple of outstanding throws and a 23-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns in his first preseason game.
Lawrence took over for Gardner Minshew and threw for 71 yards on 6 of 9 passes in two series.
The most significant aspect for Jacksonville is that the former Clemson standout was able to leave TIAA Bank Field in good health.
Once Lawrence was sacked on the team’s opening play and recovered his fumble, there had to be some concern.

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Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars throws for 71 yards in his NFL preseason debut.

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On Saturday, No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence threw for 71 yards in two series against the Cleveland Browns in the first half.
Lawrence, the Jaguars’ first-round choice in the 2021 NFL Draft, was sacked and nearly fumbled on his first snap, but recovered to complete 6-of-9 passes.
On his two series, Lawrence was sacked twice in 11 dropbacks, and the Jaguars punted and turned the ball over on downs.
On the second series of the second quarter, Gardner Minshew II took over for Lawrence.
On third-and-10 on his own 13-yard line, Lawrence threw his best pass.
He connected with Marvin Jones Jr. after taking a sack on the previous play.
to finish the first quarter with a 35-yard gain
This article will be updated as time goes on.
(Picture credit: Stephen B.)
Associated Press/Morton)