Urban Meyer Catches Brutal Shot As Jaguars Player Praises Trevor Lawrence

Teammates are happy for Lawrence after having to deal with Meyer


November 28, 2022

The Jacksonville Jaguars are watching second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence blossom in front of their eyes. Given that the 2021 No. 1 overall pick initially had to deal with head coach Urban Meyer, teammates can’t help but be happy for him.

Meyer, who lasted just one tumultuous season with the Jaguars, seemed to hinder the then-rookie signal-caller. Doug Pederson took over for Meyer and it’s clear he’s connecting much better with the team, as was on display Sunday in a Week 12 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. The Jaguars scored 18 fourth-quarter points, and Pederson’s decision to keep the offense on the field for a game-winning two-point conversion was the difference.

The decision went over well with players in the locker room, according to Jaguars safety Andrew Wingard. And Wingard also took a pretty brutal shot at Meyer when speaking about Lawrence’s development, the best game of his career featuring 321 yards and three touchdowns.

“I’m just so happy for Trevor, because he had to deal with Urban Meyer last year as a rookie,” Wingard told Action Sports Jax after the win. “And I don’t even know if he had a rookie year.

“And to see the growth he’s made, not just on the field, but just his preparation, his demeanor, all that,” Wingard continued. “And you knew, when the rock breaks it’s not just that one chip it’s all the chips that stacked up before that. I’m so happy for him.”

Lawrence completed 15 of 19 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter alone. Wingard specifically referenced the quarterback’s fourth-down completion of 27 yards to Zay Jones on an earlier scoring drive.

Wingard was equally thrilled about Pederson’s belief in the group.

“The stones on that guy,” Wingard said when asked about Pederson’s two-point decision. “I would die for Doug Pederson, I swear. I would run into battle with Doug Pederson, 100%. I love the guy. His attitude.

” … We come into work, we keep working, we keep chipping away, and eventually it’s going to pay off and it did today,” Wingard added. “The feeling in the locker room was awesome. I love this team.”

The Jaguars improved to 4-7 with the victory and now enter another winnable contest against the Detroit Lions in Week 13.

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