Unfortunately, Etienne couldn’t contribute last season after suffering a season-ending Lisfranc injury that required surgery.
Having him and James Robinson in the same backfield could have been remarkable for Jacksonville.
Instead, the Jaguars finished the season with a 3-14 record, giving them the top overall selection in this year’s draft.
But their on-field struggles have been overshadowed by the drama courtesy of former head coach Urban Meyer.
The former Florida and Ohio State mentor lasted only 13 games before getting the boot from team owner Shahid Khan.
While his tenure was short, it has been highly memorable for all the wrong reasons.
In that case, Etienne did not let go of the opportunity to take a shot a Meyer, as shared by WJXT4 sports anchor Jamal St. Cyr.
Travis Etienne on missing all of last season with the injury said “Just seeing the results If there was any year to miss, I missed a great one.” pic.twitter.com/JFLyasxGQD
— Jamal St. Cyr (@JStCyrTV) April 12, 2022
St. Cyr tweeted, “Travis Etienne, on missing all of last season with the injury, said ‘Just seeing the results if there was any year to miss. I missed a great one.'”
Last season was so terrible for the Jaguars that Lawrence commented that the drama had to stop to win games.
Moving Forward With Doug Pederson
Meyer had an extensive list of atrocities, from hiring a strength and conditioning coach who is an alleged racist to kicking their placekicker in hopes of inspiring him to make his attempts.
Then there’s the incident wherein he did not join the team on their way back to Jacksonville and opted to stay in Ohio after a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Those days are over, and the Jaguars have renewed optimism with head coach Doug Pederson.
He was a significant part of the Philadelphia Eagles’ first Super Bowl victory.
Therefore, Jaguars fans hope that he can replicate the same success in Duval County.