Trevor Lawrence, Gardner Minshew to both play vs. Browns, locked in supposed QB competition

If you keep stating something enough time, you may start thinking it yourself — be it real or not. Such holds true with the Jacksonville Jaguars and their quarterback scenario, with head coach Urban Meyer declining to confess the apparent — that No. 1-overall choice Trevor Lawrence is the starter entering into the 2021 season — and doubling down on how Lawrence is allegedly secured a QB competitors with backup Gardner Minshew. It’s a hill Meyer based on heading into training school and in spite of having actually now seen Lawrence do operate in practice, Meyer isn’t budging, a minimum of openly.

On Thursday, he continued to hammer at the point, and utilized it as a segue to reveal both Lawrence and Minshew will play in the Jaguars preseason opener versus the Cleveland Browns, through Michael DiRocco of ESPN. And to enhance his point, Meyer stopped short of calling the starter for Saturday’s video game.

“He’s made my regard. I like that person,” Meyer stated of Minshew, through NFL.com. “He’s a warrior, rival. He’s a fighter. I informed him that. I simply got fantastic regard for Minshew. He brings it every day, every day.”

So the dominating concern in North Texas is now crystal-clear: does Meyer in fact think what he’s stating, or is he merely attempting to up Minshew’s trade worth?

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In truth, it needs to be the latter, or a minimum of that’s what reasoning determines. For if Minshew was viewed as the future of the franchise, he would not have actually struggled to stay on the field in direct competitors with a now-traded Nick Foles — the majority of the “Minshew Magic” period having actually now reoccured in Jacksonville. Furthermore, the franchise would’ve at least captivated trading out of the leading seat in the 2021 NFL Draft for what would’ve unquestionably been a king’s ransom in return, however they never ever as soon as considered it. As a matter of reality, Meyer basically confessed they would be picking Lawrence almost a month ahead of the draft.

To have that sort of certainty in a QB possibility implies there’s an equivalent or higher quantity of unpredictability with the incumbent gamer attempting to hold down the very same position, so do not go purchasing what Meyer is offering. Lawrence was generated to be the hero for the Jaguars and it would be a spectacular advancement if he weren’t the starter in Week 1. However, till then, Meyer will utilize the reality Lawrence was most likely going to get preseason work anyhow — to ramp him up for his first-ever NFL season — for factors just genuinely understood to the guy offering the magic beans.

“Exists truly an opportunity [Lawrence doesn’t start in Week 1]?,” considered Meyer honestly. “I believe we’ll respond to that as we get closer.”

It’s Meyer’s very first year as an NFL coach on any level, not to mention atop the totem. He can either get off on the left foot or the best foot, and among them is basing on a ground mine.



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