NFL 2021 The imminent arrival of Trevor Lawrence leads us to think about the background of the franchise
mel courtship between Trevor Lawrence and Jacksonville each day he is closer to passing the stage of betrothed to start the marriage. Wedding that has a date marked on the calendar, April 29, 2021 and the NFL Commissioner speaks the words, “With the 2021 Draft pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars recruit Trevor Lawerence, quarterback from Clemson University.”
From that moment on, the demand for accounts will begin, each step, every day the history of the franchise that emerged in 1995 will claim results.
Steve Beuverlein’s name is the first to appear in the history of the position at the Jaguars, the Notre Dame alumnus was chosen as the first draft pick expansion; Steve had eight years of NFL experience when, in 1987, the Raiders drafted him in the fourth round of the Draft. Beuverlein in 1991 went to the Cowboys instead of in 1993 to go to the Cardinals, team that enrolled him in the Expansion Draft. Unfortunately an injury in week three cut the Florida career short and by 1996 he was signed by Carolina.
That season of luck ended for Steve opened the door for Mark Brunell, from Green Bay. The Jaguars traded their 66th and 107th picks from the 1995 regular draft with the Packers to sign the left-hander.
Brunell and the Jaguars had satisfying seasons and jersey number 8 he was the best-loved and best-seller in Jacksonville, leading Jacksonville to the conference finals in 1996 and 1999. Mark surpassed 25,000 yards from 1995 to 2003, season in which he was replaced by Byron Leftwich in week three.
The current offensive coordinator of the Buccaneers is remembered with the Jaguars, but fate had the same bargaining chip ready for him; Byron was replaced by David Garrard.
Within this triplet of quarterbacks we find the most prolific in the novel history of the franchise, Mark Brunell with a record of 63 wins and 54 losses; while David Garrard posted a 39-37 mark.
The pilgrimage in recent years for the Jaguars has been bittersweet, names like Todd Bouman, Trent Edwards, Luke McCown, Blaine Gabert, Chad Henne left little to nothing.
The appearance of Blake Bortles gave brilliance and excitement to the “Duval Nation”, even reaching the conference final falling in New England. But once again the wheel of fortune turned and the magic of Bortles passed into the hands of Garder Minshew II, although the spell did not last long.
The dreams, the illusions and the hope generated by Trevor Lawrence are tall plus he will become the first quarterback Drafted as the Jaguars’ No. 1 overall pick.
Jacksonville is one of four franchises that have never played in the Super Bowl; next to Detroit, Cleveland and Houston.
That is the short, medium and long term goal for Lawrence will return the shine and provide a chance for the Jaguars to fight to bring the Vince Lombardi to Duval County, Jacksonville.