Trevor Lawrence begins training for NFL with former Jags QB Jordan Palmer

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For fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the 2021 NFL Draft can’t come soon enough as their fans are anticipating the likely selection of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. His potential addition would give the team the highest-rated prospect since Andrew Luck in the eyes of most, which is huge when considering the quarterbacks the franchise has had.

With Clemson’s season ending earlier this month, Lawrence has now turned his attention to preparing for the NFL. Per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the journey has started with a former Jaguar, Jordan Palmer, who has become a renowned NFL quarterback tutor for EXOS in California.

Garafolo added that Lawrence is also preparing as if every team could end up with him. If that wasn’t enough, the former Tiger has also been learning how a typical NFL week of preparation goes from Palmer.

“Right now he’s going through exercises where he’s taking a team in the playoffs and he’s breaking them down as if he was game-planning for them,” said Garafolo. “So on Monday, he reviews the last couple of games for that defense. Tuesday, [he looks at] base pressures. Wednesday, sub pressures. Thursday, third-down. Friday, red-zone.”

“Basically, it’s as if you were game-planning because that’s what your week will be like in the NFL, so he’s getting a taste of that. I think that’s a huge reason these guys hit the ground running.”

Palmer has worked with several other notable quarterbacks like Joe Burrow, Patrick Mahomes, and Deshaun Watson. He’s been an offseason coach/ quarterback consultant for many years and spent time with the Jags (2012), Cincinnati Bengals (2008-10), and Chicago Bears (2013), to name a few.

Garafolo also stated that Lawrence was going to work on improving himself physically with goals to become a bit stronger, sturdier, and more mobile.

With the Jags being his likely destination, this news will probably make fans more eager to see Lawrence in training camp depending on if the coronavirus pandemic allows it. If not then, maybe the preseason will provide them with their first potential look at Lawrence.

As for the team, new coach Urban Meyer has been working hard to get the right staff in place for the potential acquisition of Lawrence and the team in general. It was announced this week that former Detroit Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell is expected to be the team’s next offensive coordinator. His pairing with Lawrence is one fans have expressed excitement about as Bevell has worked with notable signal-callers like Russell Wilson, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers, and Brett Farve.