The Jacksonville Jaguars will keep quarterback Trevor Lawrence out of motion on Thursday evening when the staff begins its preseason slate with the Hall of Fame game. Third-stringer Jake Luton will as a substitute get the beginning in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Jaguars first-year head coach Doug Pederson announced the decision Tuesday and mentioned Lawrence shall be joined on the sideline by backup quarterback C.J. Beathard and operating again Travis Etienne. While Beathard has a groin injury and Etienne is coping with an illness, Lawrence shall be sidelined out of an abundance of warning.
“Trevor’s been getting a lot of great looks here in practice and we feel like he’s in a good spot,” Pederson mentioned Tuesday.
The Raiders will doubtless observe swimsuit with a number of starters sitting out Thursday evening. During the 2021 Hall of Fame Game, the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers each sat their beginning quarterbacks together with different veteran gamers.
Lawrence, 22, was the highest choose of the 2021 NFL draft, however completed his rookie season with a league-leading 17 interceptions.