The Jacksonville Jaguars have been through a lot in their history, but most of it has been bad.
That’s why not many people trusted last season’s team to get as far as they got, especially considering how the season started.
But Doug Pederson’s team finally learned how to close out games, and they got way better toward the end of the season, winning the last five games to clinch their division and a playoff berth vs. the Los Angeles Chargers.
And just when it seemed like their season was over, as Trevor Lawrence threw four picks and they were down 27 in the first half, they rallied with an epic comeback to live for another day.
Recently, Lawrence talked to former NFL player Ryan Clark about that game, and he claimed that the comeback started from the players and coaching staff never losing faith and the fact that even the fans didn’t decide to leave and kept cheering throughout the course of the whole game.
The @jaguars had to run the table in their last 5 games to earn a playoff spot, & their reward was Justin Herbert’s @chargers. The Chargers came in hot, & @Trevorlawrencee was not. The 2nd year pro threw 4 picks in the first half.
With the Jags down 27-0 the fans still cheered… pic.twitter.com/a2EFXUYkk0
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) August 15, 2023
Lawrence was able to get it together and had arguably the best half of his professional career, proving why scouts were so high on him when he first entered the league as the No.1 pick.
Now, the Clemson product and his teammates will look to prove that last year’s success wasn’t a fluke.
They know they can’t get off to another slow start, and will look to do better from the jump this time around.
But don’t sleep on this team, as they have an easy schedule and plenty of talent.NEXT: Doug Pederson Makes His Thoughts Clear About Trevor Lawrence's Ability