Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars are struggling and Colts fans don’t make it any easier for the rookie quarterback.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently 2-11, the franchise is reportedly in disarray, and on Sunday they suffered their worst loss of the season. If all of that wasn’t bad enough, Colts fans showed up to make things even worse.
Following the Jaguars’ loss on Sunday, Indy fans had plenty to say about the struggling Jacksonville, more specifically, rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Lawrence, the No. 1 overall pick, completed 24-of-40 passes on Sunday for 221 yards and four interceptions. Easily the worst performance of his young NFL career.
In light of Lawrence’s poor play, Colts fans took to Twitter to laugh at the idea that Lawrence was supposed to be the second coming of Andrew Luck and highlighted how he has yet to live up to that billing.
Colts fans mock Trevor Lawrence for Andrew Luck comparisons
Luck, the No. 1 overall pick by Indianapolis in 2012, was considered a can’t-miss prospect and quickly proved to be as he led Indy to an 11-5 record in his rookie season. In Luck’s first three years, the Colts finished 11-5 in each season and Luck emerged as one of the best quarterbacks in football.
Injuries ultimately derailed his career and led to an early retirement, but fans still remember how special he was, especially in Indy.
Lawrence was considered to be the same type of Can’t-miss prospect. Between his time in high school and at Clemson, everyone knew he would be the No. 1 pick whenever he declared. He was selected first overall, but his career has not started as smoothly as Luck’s.
Through 13 games, Lawrence has only won twice, while throwing for 2,735 yards, nine touchdowns, and a league-high 14 interceptions. Not the best start for the quarterback that many deemed generational.
In fairness to Lawrence, he’s in a pretty terrible situation. The Colts were 2-14 the year before picking Luck, but they were a much more stable franchise than the dysfunction that is Jacksonville.
Jaguars dysfunction isn’t good for Trevor Lawrence
The Jaguars aren’t working with the most talented roster, and it seems as if Lawrence will be going into his second season with as many head coaches. Lawrence indeed has talent and has flashed it at times this season, but he isn’t in the best system for his talent to cultivate.
Fortunately for Lawrence, this is only his rookie year and his path is more similar to another Colts quarterback he has been compared to, Peyton Manning. Manning was another quarterback prospect with all the tools that went first overall to Indianapolis. In his rookie season, the team finished 3-13 and Manning threw for 26 touchdowns and a rookie-record 28 interceptions.
Lawrence has a long way to go before he even scratches the surface of the kind of career Manning had, but he can look to Manning’s start as inspiration that things can get better.