Trevor Lawrence says he’s excited about offensive additions Jags made this offseason

While the Jacksonville Jaguars have been on the field for five training camp sessions so far, the excitement the fans have for Trevor Lawrence is still strong. However, they aren’t the only ones excited as he feels the same about the pieces the Jags have on offense around him.

Lawrence met with the media after Day 5’s practice session and discussed what he was most looking forward to with the offense.

“A lot of things, honestly,” Lawrence said. “I’d say just the amount of playmakers we have everywhere. And we have a lot of speed, a lot of talent, really two deep at pretty much every position. So you see that [on the field]. We got a few more young guys, too, this year that we can bring along and we brought in some older guys just to help boost this offense. 

“We look good, we’re really explosive, we are making plays. And like we talked about guys are just knowing their assignments, knowing their adjustments, I feel like it’s been really clean for the first week of camp. Usually you are having a lot more things to teach off of. And we still have plenty, but I’d say just the little things, feeling the zones on certain routes, all those things, the guys are doing a great job. We are trying to just keep adding to that.” 

While the front office didn’t have a perfect offseason, they certainly did make some upgrades to be excited about. Some heavily criticized them for the contract they gave veteran receiver Christian Kirk, but he does give the Jags a player who can help them with explosive playmaking down the field, especially from the slot.

Additionally, the Jags have a player in guard Brandon Scherff, who is a former five-time Pro Bowler and a former All-Pro as well. And while his health is a concern, he is a player who is significantly better than any guard the Jags had starting last season.

The Jags are also getting back some playmakers on offense who missed some or all of last season, too. One of them is Lawrence’s former Clemson teammate Travis Etienne, who Lawrence also discussed on Saturday, too.

“I think we’re in sync,” Lawrence said of Etienne. “You know, we were able to throw a little bit this offseason when he was in town and we’re able to get together. We have always had a good little relationship between us two. That is something that we didn’t lose. So we still have that and honestly just glad to have him back.

“He’s a big playmaker and just seeing him you know, working himself back you can see him starting to flash more and more every day. I’m just excited. I think you know, when September comes he’s going to be hitting his stride.” 

Etienne, who tore his Achilles last season, has been a standout in camp for the Jags because of his explosiveness and was a standout in organized team activities, too. Having his versatility coming out of the backfield should be huge for the unit, and it especially should help Lawrence as their connection has been strong dating back to their days before being drafted.

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