Trevor Lawrence has lost a lot more often than he’s won since getting drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Lawrence’s 7-21 record as a professional is a stark contrast from the 34-2 record he posted as the starting quarterback for the Clemson Tigers. During a prolific collegiate career that included a win in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Lawrence won on an almost weekly basis.
On Monday, Lawrence admitted to Dan Patrick that winning has become so much sweeter now that they’re so much harder to come by.
“Just over the past two years, winning is always great — the fun is in the winning is what Coach [Dabo] Swinney used to say when I was at Clemson — but I don’t know that I appreciated it as much as I do now just because I won so much,” Lawrence said on The Dan Patrick Show. “You don’t have to play as well, as perfect, as in sync as you do in the NFL to win. So I think now I’ve come to appreciate it so much more. Just understanding what it takes.
“You look at that game [against the Ravens], we win by one point and there’s so many little plays that guys had to make to win that game for us. It’s just a cool feeling, especially when you drive down the field and you have the go-ahead two-point conversion with like 14 seconds left. That was a first for me in my career and this team this season, so that was special.”
Lawrence’s poor record to start his NFL career is among the worst ever for a No. 1 overall selection, but it’s easy to see the upward trajectory of his play. After leading the league in interceptions as a rookie, Lawrence has a chance at finishing 2022 with stats that are among the best in Jaguars franchise history.