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Last weekend half human, half Na’vi quarterback Trevor Lawrence led a remarkable comeback to help his Jaguars defeat the Chargers after being down 27-0.
Trevor started the game with 4 interceptions in the first half, generally enough to make any reasonable Madden player quit a game. But in the second half, the former first-overall pick started playing lights out, balancing out his turnovers with four passing touchdowns. The Chargers were a tough test, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs would truly put the league on notice that Jacksonville has arrived.
While plenty is made about Trevor’s remarkable arm strength, one thing that is worth remembering—and could be a key to their divisional round matchup—is that he also gallops with the gait of a glorious gazelle when he does decide to run. This is evidenced by his time in college when he essentially outran or truck sticked whoever was in his way.
This season Trevor hasn’t taken off as much, but he did do so with pretty good success in wins over the Jets as well as the Raiders earlier in the season. He also has 5 rushing touchdowns on the year, which is nothing to sniff at (he also essentially Stretch Armstrong’d a crucial two-point conversion against the Chargers).
The Jags are going to need to pull out all the stops in this game, and one way I like them to keep KC on their toes would be to make Trevor a more active runner in this game. Between Christian Kirk, Evan Engram, and Marvin Jones, the Jags have plenty of players with the speed to get open deep. If Trevor asserts himself to be more of a running threat early on, that extra wrinkle could cause the defense to play a little close to the line of scrimmage, which should pay dividends in the passing game.
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