Trevor Lawrence will not take part within the Corridor of Fame Recreation on Thursday when the NFL kicks off preseason motion with the Jacksonville Jaguars taking up the Las Vegas Raiders.
Coach Doug Pederson stated Tuesday that Lawrence would sit the primary preseason recreation. With backup C.J. Beathard nonetheless nursing a groin harm, Jake Luton will begin Thursday and get the majority of the motion.
“Trevor’s been getting quite a lot of nice appears to be like right here in apply,” Pederson stated, “and (we) really feel he is in a great place.”
Pederson added that second-year working again Travis Etienne, who missed his complete rookie marketing campaign, may also not play within the HOF Recreation. Etienne missed Tuesday’s apply attributable to an sickness.
It is not stunning that Lawrence will not play within the first preseason recreation. Increasingly coaches are conserving essential gamers on the sideline throughout preseason motion, utilizing the video games to judge youthful gamers and people battling for positions and roster spots. Guaranteeing well being is extra essential for some gamers than temporary reps they could get.
“It is nonetheless analysis time, we’re nonetheless evaluating our roster,” Pederson famous. “We have quite a lot of younger guys and quite a lot of battles that we wish to begin seeing in recreation conditions.”
Clearly, Jacksonville does not want to judge Lawrence to know he is the beginning QB, so sitting him early in preseason motion is smart.
The Jags will take part in 4 preseason video games. After Thursday’s HOF Recreation, they’re going to face the Cleveland Browns on Friday, Aug. 12. We’ll see if that is when Pederson decides to get Lawrence’s ft moist.