Head coach Urban Meyer had previously announced a competition for the starting job between rookie Trevor Lawrence and veteran Gardner Minshew.
The No. 1 Global Recruit of the Draft 2021 of the NFL, Trevor lawrence, will be the starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars on the Week 1 in front of Houston Texansannounced the head coach Urban meyer.
Meyer had previously said that Lawrence was competing for the title with Gardner Minshew II.
Lawrence has completed 20 of his 32 pass attempts in two preseason games, but the offense has struggled, particularly on the offensive line, with Lawrence being pressured in 37 percent of his pass kicks, according to data from ESPN Stats & Information. He has been captured three times.
Lawrence He will also be without one of his most explosive weapons this year, after he also recruits first-round – and fellow collegiate in Clemson– Travis etienne suffered a Lisfranc injury in Monday night’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, and will miss the entire season after being added to injured reserve.
The past 13 quarterbacks selected 1st overall have gone winless in their first outings of NFL. The last quarterback to win on his debut after being selected 1st overall was David carr, for the Texans In 2002.