To say that there is pressure on Trevor Lawrence to turn the Jacksonville Jaguars around is nothing short of an understatement.
But even though he has yet to snap a snap for Jacksonville, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft is already receiving high praise.
One source of that recognition is the Jacksonville linebacker. Joe schobert, who says that if Lawrence can have the mental toughness to match his playing ability, his rookie season will be a success.
“Trevor has an arm, a unique arm in a generation,” Schobert said. In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, “and if you can put it together mentally for the NFL rookie season, which is always, as a quarterback, the hardest thing to do, (then) we’ll be very successful if we can get all of that done.”
Schobert, a five-year veteran, knows a thing or two about mental toughness on a team with a losing record. He spent his rookie season playing for the Cleveland Browns 1-15 and last season playing for the Jaguars 1-15.
Schobert believes that if Lawrence has a successful rookie season, he will not only help the Jaguars win, but he will also secure a long-time starting job in Jacksonville.
“I think if he’s able to put everything together mentally, like learning a new playbook, understanding teams, and taking on different types of athletes on the defensive side of the ball, he can be an extremely good quarterback for the next few. 10 years. 15, 20 years for Jacksonville, “continued Schobert.” It’s going to be exciting to see him progress because he has all the tools and all the talent. “
Jaguars training camp begins Tuesday, July 27.