The King in the South
Why His Third Season Will Be His Best Yet
In the world of professional football, few names have been as eagerly watched as Trevor Lawrence. Coming out of college, Lawrence was touted as one of the most promising QB prospects ever. However, his rookie season in 2021 was marred by challenges, including a lack of offensive weapons and dysfunction under head coach Urban Meyer.
Despite the rocky start, Lawrence managed to turn things around in his second season under new head coach Doug Pederson. With the addition of Christian Kirk and Evan Engram to his offensive lineup, Lawrence demonstrated noticeable improvements in key performance metrics in 2022.
In the 2022 season, Lawrence scored a total of 331.22 Fantasy Points Ppr, a significant increase from his rookie score of 199.04. This jump not only demonstrates his growth as a player, but it also underscores his increasing value in fantasy football.
The Pacr metric (Passing Air Conversion Ratio) also saw a marked improvement, rising from 14.01 in 2021 to 19.65 in 2022. This statistic, which measures how efficiently a quarterback turns air yards into actual receiving yards, signifies that Lawrence has improved his accuracy and ability to effectively move the ball downfield.
An examination of Lawrence's first downs shows a similar upward trajectory, with an increase from 177 passing first downs in his rookie season to 235 in his second. Not only did he increase his touchdown passes from 12 to 30, but he also improved his passing yards from 3641 to 4618, and his completions from 359 to 439. This improvement in performance can be directly attributed to the more supportive coaching under Pederson and the added offensive weapons at Lawrence's disposal.
Looking forward to the 2023 season, there is every reason to believe that Lawrence will continue this upward trajectory. With Pederson still at the helm and a reinforced offensive line, the stage is set for Lawrence to have his best season yet.
As we prepare for the 2023 season, it is clear that Trevor Lawrence is a player to watch. His upward trajectory suggests not only a promising season ahead but also a potential all-time great career in the making. The third season could very well be the charm for Trevor Lawrence, the young quarterback who has demonstrated resilience, skill, and a hunger for improvement. We can't wait to see what he accomplishes next.