Trevor Lawrence reportedly faces 5-6 month recovery after upcoming shoulder surgery

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Quarterback Trevor Lawrence, widely presumed to be the first overall pick in the draft, threw for scouts on Friday because he needs surgery on the shoulder with which he doesn’t throw.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Lawrence will undergo the procedure, and that Lawrence then faces a 5-6 month recovery.

Rapoport adds that Lawrence “should be fine by training camp,” but that conflicts with the projected timeline. If it takes a full six months, that’s August 16. And that means Lawrence won’t be fine before training camp opens.

There’s no reason to think Lawrence won’t be fine before the start of his rookie season, but there’s still a chance (albeit incredibly slim) that there will be an infection or complications or some other circumstance that limits Lawrence in some way. The Jaguars and/or any team thinking about trading up to the No. 1 overall pick in the draft surely will be paying very close attention to the process in the coming weeks.

28 responses to “Trevor Lawrence reportedly faces 5-6 month recovery after upcoming shoulder surgery

  1. Labrum surgery? I’ve had it….on each side.
    He’ll be fine in 6 months, but it will be well over a year before he’s pain free.

  2. Lawrence doesn’t know this yet but Brady is having surgery in the same hospital. He’s going to donate his throwing arm to Brady since he’ll put it to better use.

  3. Doubt it’ll be a game changing event. The guy seems to be pretty resilient and with the right attitude. She will be fine.

  4. I don’t really understand the need for these workouts. All the games he played, there is so much film on him. But we really need to see him throw in a no pressure situation because we are just not sure about him yet?

  5. “It’s not his throwing arm.” “It’s only a minor surgery.”
    5 to 6 months seems like along time for just a “minor” surgery.

  6. He’s still going to be a way better NFL starting quarterback than Jared Goff will ever be

  7. no one interested in him will care, even if isnt ready for the start of the season. you arent picking him for success in september 2021

  8. 5 to 6 months seems like along time for just a “minor” surgery.

    It’s a shoulder…they can take 6-12 months to fully heal.

  9. Jacksonville are you really drafting an injured player #1? Or are you going to package the pick and deal it. I package it, get a QB and get picks. They need a lot of help. Not one injured player.

  10. Who’s the genius that told him he’s better off waiting to have surgery so he could throw for scouts instead of having the surgery right away so he’s back earlier? He was never not going to be the top pick, he didn’t need to wait so he could throw. Manager needs to be fired pronto for that advice.

  11. Couldn’t he have had the surgery a month ago, when Clemson lost in the CFP?

    This is where a good agent comes into play. He says, Trev, you don’t need to show these scouts anything more. It’s all on tape…when the throws actually counted. Forget about the pro day, get the operation ASAP and get healthy sooner.

  12. itsamadmadmadmadworld says:
    February 13, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    5 to 6 months seems like along time for just a “minor” surgery.

    It’s a shoulder…they can take 6-12 months to fully heal.

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    OK. Well, the team that drafts him can breathe a sigh of relief, then.

  13. He’s still going to be a way better NFL starting quarterback than Jared Goff will ever be
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    Jax is never going to the Super Bowl. Not with the Khan’s as owners.

  14. There is an element of uncertainty in any medical procedure. Wishing a speedy and painfree recovery for Trevor — but to say this does not inject risk into the purported top pick would be foolish.

  15. What if he is having this to discourage Jax/Jets from picking him?? Maybe he develops “complications” and teams pass until he lands somewhere decent, like 49ers or Broncos?

  16. jhl1292 says:
    February 13, 2021 at 3:17 pm
    Who’s the genius that told him he’s better off waiting to have surgery so he could throw for scouts instead of having the surgery right away so he’s back earlier? He was never not going to be the top pick, he didn’t need to wait so he could throw. Manager needs to be fired pronto for that advice.


    He still had other work he wanted to do on his individual game, rather than all the team and gameplan centric stuff he’s been doing in season. This really isn’t a big deal and he’s still going to be ready for the start of training camp.

  17. Health issues aside Kyle Trask is the best QB in this draft. I have seen them all play and Kyle is the best. Same system that produced Dak Prescott too.

  18. How did he get injured with all that talent on offense? Clemson only plays a handful of true competitive games each year.

  19. This wont end well. Jax will ruin this dude. While his shoulder heals he had better hit leg day and them playbooks heavy. NFL defenses are way faster and better every week. No easy games like Clemson usually has.

  20. Not like the Jags are suddenly going to go 12-4 or however many games they decide on this season. Let him heal up, ride Gannon or Minshew to another top 5 pick…then play Lawrence next season. It isn’t rare for rookies QBs to sit for a year.

  21. Maybe his agent put that out to keep JAX from drafting him where he can have a Matthew Stafford sad career!

  22. He was fine until Jax secured the #1 overall pick. Without even selecting him, they’ve already ruined his career by association.

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