“I’m Just So Happy For Trevor Because He Had To Deal With Urban Meyer Last Year” | Jaguars Player Andrew Wingard Praises QB While Taking Jab At Former Coach

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Trevor Lawrence was drafted No. 1 overall in 2021 NFL draft because he’s 6 feet 6 and possesses all the tools to be a franchise QB. Lawrence’s rookie season was marred by then-head coach Urban Meyer, his dictatorial ways and various scandals that surrounded the head coach.

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Trevor Lawrence Shining Without Urban Meyer 

For all intents and purposes, Lawrence was never really able to show what he could do last season. That changed when Meyer was fired and Super Bowl-winning coach Doug Pederson was hired prior to this season.

The change has sparked a fire under the former Clemson Tigers star, and on Sunday he showed up in a big way. He was so good in the team’s dramatic 28-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens that teammate Andrew Wingard couldn’t contain his emotions and his true feelings when speaking to reporters. 

“I’m just so happy for Trevor because he had to deal with Urban Meyer last year as a rookie, and I don’t even know if he had a rookie year. And to see the growth he’s made, not just on the field, but just like his preparation, his demeanor, all that.”

“I’m so happy for him.”

Trevor Lawrence Has Career Day 

Lawrence was great, going 29-for-37 for 321 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. His last-second touchdown throw to wideout Marvin Jones Jr. put his full repertoire of skills on display for all to see.

Doug Pederson Is A Better Leader Than Urban Meyer

The biggest difference in Pederson and Meyer is how they treat their players. With Meyer it wasn’t fun for the players, and they let it be known after he was fired last season. Enter Pederson, who won a Super Bowl in 2017 and has a strong reputation around the league as a player’s coach. Wingard raved about him as well and his belief in the team to go for the win instead of the tie after Lawrence’s touchdown pass.

“The stones on that guy … I would die for Doug Pederson, I swear. I would run into battle with Doug Pederson, 100 percent. I love that guy.”

Wingard’s sentiments seem to be a mutual feeling amongst Jags players who are thankful to have someone like Pederson at the helm after those nightmarish months with the aforementioned Meyer.

Trevor Lawrence Blossoming This Season 

Lawrence has been solid this season, passing for 2,655 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. He’s been locked in the past three weeks, completing nearly 77 percent of his passes for 815 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. The team has gone 2-1 over that time frame as well, a direct result of Lawrence’s play.

Pederson is happy to be coaching such a special talent like T-Law, and he spoke highly of him following Sunday’s performance.

“Trevor today was lights out. He played extremely well. That throw, the catch with the two-point conversion was a thing of beauty.”

Pederson is a QB guru, and he seems to be helping Lawrence realize the lauded potential that he entered the league with.