June 22, 2024

Jaguars HC Doug Pederson on Trevor Lawrence extension: ‘Hopefully it gets done’

Lawrence is eligible to signal a contract extension now after having accrued three full NFL seasons. The former No. 1 total decide from the 2021 draft threw for greater than 4,000 yards for the second straight season in 2023 however suffered by means of a number of accidents final yr, together with a knee harm, a excessive ankle sprain, a concussion and a sprained proper shoulder.

In addition to staying wholesome, Pederson simply hopes that his quarterback will proceed to develop as a frontrunner for his Jaguars, which went from successful a postseason recreation within the 2022 season to stumbling and lacking the playoffs in 2023 following an 8-3 mark to begin the marketing campaign.

“Well, this time of the year, obviously the leadership,” Pederson stated. “A veteran man, guys, they’re gonna look as much as him. How nicely he incorporates among the younger gamers that we do have, that we’re working with and growing, clearly (2024 first-round huge receiver) Brian (Thomas Jr.) being considered one of them now.

“Working with Mitch (Morse), working with Luke (Fortner), all these guys, getting time with Gabe (Davis) and just getting comfortable there. But I think the leadership part of leading this football team and really embracing that this time of the year, and then that carries over to camp.”