Trevor Lawrence Takes First Ever Loss In NFL Debut


Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence made his NFL debut on Sunday against the Houston Texans and he probably wished it had gone differently. Surprisingly enough, this was Lawrence's first loss. Ever. The QB had never lost a game in high school or college until yesterday. Unfortunately, it looks like more losses are on the horizon. It was also legendary head coach Urban Meyer's first NFL game.

The Jaguars proved to be the same old team from the past three seasons. Since 2018, the Jags are now 12-36 and even with Lawrence, they don't seem like they will get better any time soon. It wasn't all doom and gloom though. Lawrence threw three touchdowns and tallied 332 yards but mixed in three interceptions. His arm strength and mechanics were on display and he was able to utilize his receivers during tight and deep routes. 


The Texans and their deceptive coverages were what caused Lawrence to turn over the ball three times and the Jags' O-Line was practically non-existent. The drops, penalties, and timeouts spoke to how unprepared the Jags' seemed to be and Lawrence is going to have to deal with that for the foreseeable future. 

Since 2002, no QB selected first overall has won their NFL debut. The list includes players like Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, Jameis Winston, Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, and Joe Burrow. That might be the silver lining considering all of those players have turned out pretty decent.

Lawrence will get another crack at it next week against the Denver Broncos

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