The craziness of the NFL Draft season reached a fever pitch over the weekend when questions were raised about whether Trevor Lawrence has the kind of drive it takes to win at the NFL level. The controversy started after an interview with SI in which some quotes were taken out of context.
Anyone that has followed Lawrence’s career at Clemson knows how silly that sounds and apparently the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team expected to take Lawrence number-one overall, aren’t concerned either. After all, this is an organization that has spent months getting to know any and everything about the former Clemson quarterback.
“I asked around on this and the Jacksonville Jaguars have no issues with Trevor Lawrence’s willingness and drive to be great,” ESPN’s senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler said on Sunday. “So these two sides have spent significant time on Zoom meetings in the last few months just to get to know each other. They’ve talked about football, they’ve talked about life, they’ve talked about the playbook. Both are in a really good place, a place of excitement.”
Urban Meyer basically took the head coaching position with Jacksonville due to the fact that he could get Lawrence, and by all accounts, the quarterback is just as excited about the opportunity to play in Meyer’s offense.
“Lawrence, in fact, is excited about what Coach Urban Meyer will bring trying to maximize players in his first year as a NFL head coach,” Fowler said. “I spoke to somebody close to Lawrence this weekend and they said that: ‘Look, the guy’s been under a microscope as one of the best players in the country for the last five or six years coming out of high school. This is just the way he compartmentalizes and deals with things to find a life balance.’”