FLOWERING BRANCH, Georgia – The work is in progress, and the work has been good.
Trevor Lawrence and anyone else associated with the Jaguars offense has said as much throughout the 2022 preseason and training camp. Those times are coming to an end, and make no mistake:
Lawrence and others continue to like what they see.
“I really like where I am,” the second-year Jaguars quarterback said Wednesday shortly after the first of two days of double practice with the Atlanta Falcons at the Falcons facility.
“On offense, I feel really comfortable. I feel more and more confident every day and I feel really good with where I am with all the receivers, tight ends, ball carriers, protection.”
Lawrence and offensive coordinator Press Taylor each spoke on Wednesday about Lawrence’s goals entering training camp, which included mastering head coach Doug Pederson’s offense and developing chemistry with several new offensive players. in a position of skill – as well as operating on the line of scrimmage.
“It’s kind of a never-ending process,” Taylor said, adding, “We’re exactly where we’d like to be at this point. Now we have to keep moving forward by Week 1 with everyone as an offense “We’re on the right track. We have plenty of time. We can’t afford to waste days, but we sure have enough time.”
Lawrence, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, completed 20 of 33 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown without interceptions in two preseason games. The first-team offense moved efficiently through its seven series, producing four field goals and a touchdown along with a missed field goal attempt. Lawrence and most of the other starters are not expected to play on Saturday.
“Our communication, especially me and [center] Luke [Fortner] is getting really, really good,” Lawrence said. “We’re on the same page more and more, so I’ve got a lot of confidence in this group up front, and I like where we’re at. I said it before, it’s about getting better every week, so we’ll see where we are in a few weeks.”