The Jacksonville Jaguars are in danger of a collapse in this 2023 season. Despite QB Trevor Lawrence powering through multiple injuries this year, the Jaguars have a mere 8-6 record. As a result, they are in danger of missing the playoffs this season.
What is more concerning is Lawrence’s career numbers. When you take a look at those closely, the numbers are very similar to one quarterback who has received a lot more criticism. Find out who that is below.
Trevor Lawrence and Daniel Jones Have Similar Numbers
Believe it or not, Trevor Lawrence and Daniel Jones have more similar career stats than you might expect. The NFL on CBS did a deep dive on both of their numbers through the first 48 games of their careers. Here is how the numbers line up.
Lawrence has a 20-28 career record compared to Jones with a 19-29 record. They have almost the exact same passer rating, the same number of touchdowns, and the exact same yards per attempt. Plus, Jones only has 212 fewer total yards per Lawrence and even has two fewer interceptions.
Why is this shocking? Because of how each quarterback is viewed. Lawrence is viewed as a franchise quarterback by many people in the football world. As for Jones, his job is very much in jeopardy. This is especially the case with the New York Giants likely having a high draft pick next year and the rise of QB Tommy DeVito.
Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants Coaching Woes
In all fairness, both the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants have had turmoil with their coaching staffs during these years. Jones has had three different head coaches in his first five years of his NFL career.
As for Lawrence, his coaching situation was even worse. During his rookie campaign, he had to deal with Urban Meyer being his head coach. Meyer was so bad that he did not even make it through the end of his first season. To this day, Meyer is regarded as having one of the worst head coach tenures in NFL history.
Surprising Playoff Wins
So, what have Lawrence and Jones done for their teams? Last year, they both won surprising playoff games. Lawrence led the Jaguars to a historic comeback against the Los Angeles Chargers. As for Jones, the Giants had a huge wild card win of their own last year against the Minnesota Vikings.
What does this mean for both quarterbacks? For Jones, most people assume he is on borrowed time with the Giants unless he has a fantastic 2024 season. This is assuming he even gets an opportunity to show what he has left.
As for Lawrence, he is in his third NFL season. Because he is so young, he does not have a max contract like some elite quarterbacks yet. Despite the numbers shown above, Lawrence has been in the discussion to get this contract soon. Does Jones getting that type of contract hurt Lawrence’s case? We will have to see what the Jaguars think about that this offseason.