JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and can begin Sunday’s recreation towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the workforce introduced.
Lawrence practiced on a restricted foundation Friday – the primary time he was on the sector this week and traveled with the workforce to Tampa on Saturday. Coach Doug Pederson stated Friday that if Lawrence had not cleared protocol by the point the workforce left for Tampa, he wouldn’t make the journey and backup C.J. Beathard would begin.
As a substitute, Lawrence will make his forty ninth straight begin, which is tied with Patrick Mahomes for the second-longest lively streak amongst quarterbacks, behind Josh Allen (85).
Pederson stated Lawrence suffered the concussion throughout a scramble up the center with 5 minutes left within the Jaguars’ 23-7 loss to Baltimore final Sunday. Lawrence didn’t depart the sport, however accomplished solely certainly one of his seven move makes an attempt after that play.
Pederson stated Lawrence self-reported signs after the sport and was positioned within the concussion protocol. Lawrence didn’t apply on Wednesday or Thursday.
Lawrence has accomplished 65.9% of his passes for 3,525 yards and 18 touchdowns with 10 interceptions this season.
The Jaguars (8-6) have misplaced three straight and are tied atop the AFC South with Houston and Indianapolis.
That is the third damage for Lawrence in 2023, however none have value him a recreation. He suffered a sprained left knee late within the Jaguars’ Week 6 win over Indianapolis, however he didn’t miss a begin and led the Jaguars to a victory over the New Orleans Saints 4 days afterward Thursday night time. He suffered a excessive ankle sprain towards Cincinnati on December 4, however began the next week in Cleveland.