Trevor Lawrence says Jaguars “can’t always be in the headlines”

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has had something of a rocky rookie season after being drafted first overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, but he’s also had to deal with what may be the most bizarre set of circumstances for any quarterback, let alone a prized rookie.

Jaguars coach Urban Meyer has been an absolute train wreck, both on and off the field, and has led to players like Lawrence being forced to address more than their fair share of non-football issues.

On Wednesday, Lawrence spoke up about the changes that are needed to get the Jaguars one step closer to being competitive.

“You’re always going to have some form of drama. I’ve learned that the NFL is just more drama in general than college, no matter where you’re at,” Lawrence said Wednesday, via ESPN. “But you’re right. There’s been a lot. To your point, I do think that has to change and that’s something that we need to work on for sure.

“So you can’t always be in the headlines. You just got to go play football and that’s where we’re trying to get and I have no doubt we’ll get there, but for sure [it has to change].”

Let’s be honest, the only way Lawrence and the Jaguars will right this ship is if Jacksonville terminates Meyer, admits their mistake, and just moves on.

There are only four games remaining in the 2021 schedule, and for the best interest of Lawrence and the Jags, it should be Meyer’s final four games too.

Bryan Perez

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