Trevor Lawrence hasn’t thrown his first touchdown pass or, for that matter, even taken his first regular-season snap. But the No. 1 overall choice did enough for his Jaguars teammates to vote him a team captain.
“It’s a really cool feeling, especially as a younger guy, just having that support from my teammates,” Lawrence said, via Michael DiRocco of ESPN. “Really, like I said [after] being named a starter and now a captain, nothing changes. Same expectation, and now it’s time to go out there and win some games.
“But I’m really excited. It’s definitely an honor. It’s a cool moment for me to be named a captain with those other guys, just a bunch of great guys in the locker room. We had a ton of guys that got votes, but [it’s] definitely really cool.”
Linebacker Myles Jack received the most votes of his teammates, Jaguars coach Urban Meyer said. But Lawrence had the third-most votes to join Jack, defensive end Josh Allen, cornerback Shaquill Griffin, receiver Marvin Jones, safety Rayshawn Jenkins and center Brandon Linder in wearing a “C” on his jersey.
“I was impressed that he [Lawrence] was up there,” Meyer said “That’s a credit to him.”