The Jacksonville Jaguars are reeling.
And the group got much more problem on Friday.
The Jaguars have actually lost four-straight video games, and now sit connected with the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans atop the AFC South. All 3 groups go into Week 17 with matching 8-7 records. While the Jaguars hold tiebreakers over both Indianapolis (thanks to a season sweep of the Colts) and Houston (thanks to a much better record in the department) things are much tighter in the department for Jacksonville than they were simply a couple of weeks back.
As the group expects an important Week 17 video game versus the Carolina Panthers, they will lack beginning quarterback Trevor Lawrence for that video game.
Lawrence is handling an air conditioner joint sprain in his tossing shoulder, which he suffered throughout the group’s Week 16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He suffered the injury diving for an initially down on a fourth-and-one circumstance throughout the 2nd half. Lawrence got the very first down, and completed the drive, however was pulled from the video game.
“When I landed, I understood something was off,” Lawrence stated today. “And the next play, it sort of injures to toss. I wished to complete the drive out, and we had the ability to get some points, and after that on the two-point [conversion attempt] might inform by the method I tossed it, I could not actually get my shoulder up sufficient to truly keep playing.
“I would’ve enjoyed to have actually remained in, however simply type of harming everyone at that point if I do, so they made the call to simply sit the remainder of the night.”
Lawrence did not practice on Thursday, and the group formally ruled him out on Friday. C.J. Beathard will get the start in his location.
For Lawrence, this will be the very first time in his playing profession that he has actually missed out on a video game due to injury. Lawrence never ever missed out on a video game in high school, and while he missed out on 2 video games throughout his time at Clemson, both of those was because of COVID-19.
This gives an end a streak of 51-straight starts for Lawrence in the NFL, the second-longest active streak for a quarterback. Josh Allen presently holds the mark for the most successive starts for a QB, with 94 video games.