Trevor Lawrence's debut up-and-down in first regular-season loss as starter
|Sunday, September 12, 2021, 5:50 PM-|
Trevor Lawrence isn't used to losing, but being the face now of a franchise that was the NFL's worst last year, the No. 1 overall draft pick out of Clemson will likely encounter some defeat in his rookie season.
With his new team favored on the road, the Jaguars were blitzed out of the gates in a 37-21 loss at Houston, which served as Lawrence's first regular-season loss from high school-on.
Lawrence also attempted his most passes in a game from high school-on (51), connecting on 28 of them with his touchdowns (3) equaling his interceptions (3). Lawrence said postgame that it was the first three-interception game of his career.
His 332 passing yards were the fourth-most for a debut in NFL history, per ESPN stats and information.
"It obviously sucks. Losing is always hard," Lawrence told reporters postgame. "Especially when you feel like you're prepared and had a great week. Really think we were ready and obviously we didn't play well. It starts with me. I played really bad tonight.
"Disappointing for sure. I still believe in this team and know what we're capable of...We got to learn from the bad and watch it and learn from it for sure and then we've got to flip the page. It's a long season and we can't let this snowball."
Lawrence and the Jaguars return to action at home next Sunday versus the Denver Broncos (1 p.m./CBS stations).
Trevor Lawrence regular-season record breakdown ?— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) September 12, 2021
High school: 38-0
Welcome to the NFL! pic.twitter.com/FrWUfRfCYx
Trevor Lawrence takes his first NFL sack when Whitney Mercilus runs him down. pic.twitter.com/341j9ojoTK— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) September 12, 2021
first touchdown of Trevor Lawrence’s career ?? pic.twitter.com/FUFDIDIyp6— Marc Whiteman (@MarcWYFFNews4) September 12, 2021
Trevor Lawrence explained what he did wrong on all 3 intercepts with great detail. He told me on two he knew it was a pick as it left his hand. There was no looking at the pictures on the sideline and finding out what happened. He knew before he left the field.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 12, 2021
Urban Meyer said Trevor Lawrence is an accurate passer. Today he wasn’t and they’re going to find out why.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 12, 2021
Today marks the first ever regular season loss for Trevor Lawrence in his life.— StatMuse (@statmuse) September 12, 2021
That’s through high school, college and NFL. pic.twitter.com/ki9Tt8iAT4
Trevor Lawrence threw 3 interceptions today in the Jaguars 37-21 opening season loss, something he never did in a game in college.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 12, 2021
BUT...he finished with 332 passing yards, the 4th-most in a debut in NFL history. pic.twitter.com/rI6NJtJJYk
Trevor Lawrence just admitted today was the first 3 interception game of his entire life.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 12, 2021