After a disastrous rookie campaign, the noise from Trevor Lawrence’s critics only got louder. And with current NBC Sports Analyst Chris Sims being one of the most vocal critics of his performances, he found himself under more scrutiny and pressure this offseason. .
Sims ranked Trevor Lawrence as the fourth best quarterback in the 2021 class and 24th overall in his Quarterback of the Year Rankings.Classmates Zach Wilson and Justin Fields Fields was placed in front of him at the ages of 22 and 23, respectively, despite struggling rookies. I often struggled with overs, ball retention time in the pocket, and accuracy.
“It’s not an easy exercise. There are a lot of good quarterbacks in the NFL,” Sims said of his ranking in May. “There are four categories that I’m good at. Physical talent is number one. Throwing and running, we factor in both – that’s part of the game in the 2022 NFL right now. Mental is the next big thing.” Aspects… The third is leadership, the impact it has on the football team…and the last one for me is pocket presence, the way I break it down.
It’s important to note that Sims never saw Lawrence play before the first ranking was completed. Sims finally got a chance to do so last week during the Hall of Fame warm-up and took a completely different look at the young signal-caller.
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“First of all, what a specimen,” Sims wrote. “He’s the kind of QB he designs in the lab. Thick, but not so much that it affects his mobility. And he’s got his linebacker’s neck in the middle. QB Takeo Spike.”
“He’s got a really strong arm that he spins around so he can really catch. I was totally impressed and felt a lot better about him. Just like Lawrence did on Thursday night.” If you keep throwing, big things will happen in Jacksonville.”
“I talked about the inconsistencies in his throwing motion. He was throwing the same route seven times seven different ways. His arms don’t go far behind him, and if he throws 100 pitches in that 45-minute workout, he throws 98 strikes.”
Despite arriving late to the party, Sims now realizes how far Lawrence has come in his second NFL offseason. His fielding his vision, mechanics and his security on the ball have all contributed greatly to his game so far, with interceptions thrown during team action culminating in his one and only.
Day by day, Jaguars Fever’s dream of having a young franchise quarterback at the center of a long-running rebuild to glory is becoming a reality. Excitement is rampant in Duval County, with Lawrence showing he’s ready to handle the mantle and leave it all on the field.
“He leads the offense,” Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said after the team’s fifth practice. “He’s still in a growth mentality and that’s exciting. He still wants to get better every day. We’ve seen that from him. We can talk about routes, protection with O-lines, etc. He’s in a good place, camp is just starting but we like where he’s going.”