Trevor Lawrence’s sophomore year in the National Football League came to a close on Saturday. After the game, his leadership was on full display.
Jacksonville, which won just three games in 2021, fired Urban Meyer halfway through Lawrence’s first season in the league. It hired Doug Pederson during the off-season and saw one of the best wraps in league history.
The Jaguars lost seven of their first 10 games and went into their bye week 3-7. When they returned to play in week 12, everything started to click.
Lawrence and the offense really started to find their woods, while the defense did enough to keep their opponents at bay. Jacksonville won six of its last seven games, finishing 9-8 and making the playoffs.
The NFL’s worst offense of 2021 finished as the No. 10-ranked offense in 2022. It was a remarkable uptick for a team that had little hope of success even 365 days ago.
And to top it off, the Jaguars won their first playoff game since 2017 and only their second since the turn of the millennium. Pretty insane!
The incredible season ended Saturday with a seven-point loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City. Just like Lawrence’s insane winning streak on Saturday.
Despite the disappointment, Lawrence certainly managed to keep his teammates’ heads high. He is proud of what they achieved and spoke to that idea in his post-game press conference.
Lawrence wanted to make sure his teammates are proud too.
When the team entered the locker room, he stopped in the tunnel. The 23-year-old former No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick hugged all of his boys as they walked by.
Where Lawrence could have sulked his way to the locker room, he went out of his way to let his boys know he’s behind them. He appreciates them for all they have done.
Pretty powerful moment!