Trevor Lawrence improvised his two-point conversion leap rather than running the called play

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Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence said today that his two-point conversion in Saturday’s win over the Chargers was not the play that was called.

Lawrence said when he got up to the line of scrimmage, he looked at how the Chargers’ defense was lined up and quickly determined that he could lunge the ball forward and over the goal line before anyone could get to him, so that’s exactly what he did, even though the Jaguars had called a different play.

“I just saw the opportunity and figured that’d be a lot easier. I didn’t think there was any risk. I knew I could get it in, so I just took it.”

Jaguars coach Doug Pederson was asked about the two-point conversion after the game and said he “felt good about our call that we had.” But whatever call they had, we didn’t get to see it.

Lawrence said that Pederson was happy with his decision, saying that Pederson’s general view on changing plays is that if it works, he’s in favor of it. And that two-point conversion worked in a big way for the Jaguars.

22 responses to “Trevor Lawrence improvised his two-point conversion leap rather than running the called play

  1. Tyler Huntley must’ve been watching the Jags/Chargers game and thought it looked easy.

  2. Harbaugh threw Huntley under the bus by telling reporters Huntley was supposed to go under not over. Not me.

  3. gamma says:
    January 17, 2023 at 5:20 pm
    Harbaugh threw Huntley under the bus by telling reporters Huntley was supposed to go under not over. Not me.
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    I wouldn’t call it throwing under the bus, it’s called telling the truth. There were two guys behind him ready to push him in. You don’t push a player in the end zone on a dive. Not sure why Huntley gets all this love and passes with all his mistakes when he does nothing but lose and Lamar is a winner with all the criticism at every turn. When the hate is strong, I guess it’s strong.

  4. nite2al says:
    January 17, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    Not sure why Huntley gets all this love and passes with all his mistakes when he does nothing but lose and Lamar is a winner with all the criticism at every turn. When the hate is strong, I guess it’s strong.

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    People don’t like greed. They look at someone turning down Josh Allen money and lose respect for that person. Huntley’s the team-first underdog, who’s made immensely less money than Jackson but who is actually out there instead of sitting at home pouting.

    If Jackson hadn’t repeatedly failed in the playoffs, or took a reasonable contract a year or two ago, then most of that “hate” wouldn’t be there. And the rest of the “hate” is what everyone gets. Look at what Tom Brady gets – no one is immune from it.

    In terms of actual outcomes, Jackson is Kirk Cousins, but injury-prone.

  5. That is a baller move by Lawrence. Good for him to have the guts and the awareness to pull it off.

  6. Great QBs have the ability and stones to do this. They don’t throw 3 yard check downs on 4th and 8 with the season on the line.

  7. kevpft says:
    January 17, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    “People don’t like greed”

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    Then people should stop watching the NFL. Also the hate for Lamar goes way back to before he was drafted

  8. kevpft says:
    January 17, 2023 at 6:37 pm
    nite2al says:
    January 17, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    Not sure why Huntley gets all this love and passes with all his mistakes when he does nothing but lose and Lamar is a winner with all the criticism at every turn. When the hate is strong, I guess it’s strong.

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    People don’t like greed. They look at someone turning down Josh Allen money and lose respect for that person. Huntley’s the team-first underdog, who’s made immensely less money than Jackson but who is actually out there instead of sitting at home pouting.

    If Jackson hadn’t repeatedly failed in the playoffs, or took a reasonable contract a year or two ago, then most of that “hate” wouldn’t be there. And the rest of the “hate” is what everyone gets. Look at what Tom Brady gets – no one is immune from it.

    In terms of actual outcomes, Jackson is Kirk Cousins, but injury-prone.
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    Whatever! Lamar had a zillion haters when he won MVP, before he was ever injured, before contract talks, basically the moment he was drafted because he was not what you are used to.

  9. Trevor Lawrence has barely scratched the surface. This was basically a rookie year for the entire team because of the coaching change. They started getting familiar with the scheme about 10 games into the season, and they played much better. Lawrence has as much upside as any QB in history. He reminds me so much of a young Terry Bradshaw. Bradshaw eventually got comfortable and won four super bowls. Lawrence is scary good.

  10. People don’t like greed. They look at someone turning down Josh Allen money and lose respect for that person. Huntley’s the team-first underdog, who’s made immensely less money than Jackson but who is actually out there instead of sitting at home pouting.

    If Jackson hadn’t repeatedly failed in the playoffs, or took a reasonable contract a year or two ago, then most of that “hate” wouldn’t be there. And the rest of the “hate” is what everyone gets. Look at what Tom Brady gets – no one is immune from it.

    In terms of actual outcomes, Jackson is Kirk Cousins, but injury-prone.
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    You sound ridiculous. Huntley sucks. So, NFL QBs who consistently make playoffs, but lose, should be hated? What about the guys who don’t make it at all? Stafford, Cousins and Dalton were in the NFL for years with terrible playoff records, if they even made it. No one hates those guys or can’t wait until they lose to troll their threads. Ryan Fitzpatrick, a perennial loser, got more love than anyone on PFT, but he never sniffed the playoffs in 17 years. So, you guys just love the little engine that could. My lord.

  11. That Trevor Lawrence two-point conversion demonstrated perfectly why they measure wingspan at the Combine.

  12. The Jags have a legion of Philadelphia fans rooting for them because of Coach Doug. And not surprising to hear that he supports his players changing plays (if they work of course) because he listens and treats his guys with respect. Just a classy man and a great great coach. Enjoy him Jacksonville and treat him with the respect he deserves.

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