June 15, 2024

Report: Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence will start against Browns

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence will play on Sunday regardless of a excessive ankle sprain.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Lawrence will start against the Cleveland Browns despite the fact that he suffered the harm six days in the past in a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals and did not return to the sport.

It’s a shocking growth as a result of it appeared the star would not play, as he missed observe on Wednesday. However, he returned to observe on Thursday, and head coach Doug Pederson stated he moved effectively, via ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.

According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, the primary general choose of the 2021 NFL Draft has made 46 consecutive begins in three seasons with Jacksonville.

In 12 video games this season, Lawrence has accomplished 67.9 % of his passes for 3,004 yards, 14 TDs, seven interceptions and a 61.9 QBR, ninth within the NFL. The Jaguars (8-4) are first within the AFC South. 

The Jaguars matchup with Cleveland (7-5) is essential because it may enhance the possibility they host a wild-card recreation. The New York Times Simulator notes it will enhance from 62 % to 73 % in the event that they beat the Browns.

Cleveland is a formidable opponent because of its dominant protection. The Browns are tied for tenth within the league in factors allowed (20.4), and star defensive finish Myles Garret is fifth within the league in sacks (13). Jacksonville’s O-line should step up to make sure Lawrence would not should scramble round and put himself in danger.   

However, the signal-caller suiting up is large for the Jaguars and will assist them pull off an upset on the highway. As of Sunday, oddschecker lists them as 2.5-point underdogs.