Trevor Lawrence’s NFL debut went from highly anticipated to highly questionable very quickly on Sunday as the Jaguars lost handily to the Houston Texans, 37-21.
This isn’t to say there is now a longer learning curve for the first overall pick from this year’s draft. Nevertheless, the Week 1 loss exposed how much work Jacksonville has to do to keep its season from rapidly running off the rails.
“We can’t let this snowball. We’ve got to move on and go win next week,” Lawrence said postgame, via ESPN.
“…There’s a lot of good things there, and we’ve got to keep doing those and learn from the bad. We’ve got to watch it and learn from it, for sure, but then flip the page.”
It was a rough one for Lawrence, who threw three interceptions for the first time in his entire football career, including high school ball. The rookie QB shouldered the blame for all of it.
“It’s either a bad throw or a bad decision when you throw a pick,” said Lawrence, who ended the day completing 28-of-51 passes for 332 yards, three touchdowns and the aforementioned three picks. “Bad decisions, those are the ones that’ll get you, for sure.
“Turnovers, it’s all me. You’re not going to win many games with three turnovers, especially when the margin was minus-3 for us. Just not good.”