Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence voices disapproval of NFL Network’s AFC Quarterback rankings saying: “The game ain’t played on paper”

A ranking can occasionally inspire or discourage a player regarding his play skills, but it cannot accurately assess a player’s output. Trevor Lawrence, the Jaguars’ quarterback, was recently so disappointed by Kyle Brandts’ shocking rankings on NFL Network.

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Recently, Brandt published a ranking of the top 7 AFC quarterbacks on the “Good Morning Football” program. According to his ranking, Josh Allen and Joe Burrow of the Buffalo Bills were in the second tire, Aaron Rodgers of the New York Jets, Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens were in the third tire, and so on. Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs is without a doubt the best quarterback in the league, having led his team to their third Super Bowl victory. 

What was the response of Trevor Lawrence regarding Brandts’ unexpected rankings?

However, Kyle posed a question after showing the rank, “Who is misranked, most likely to jump up, and under the most pressure to win?” to both his co-hosts and the audience.

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Indeed, he made a serious error in judgment when he placed Lawrence in the sixth tier of AFC quarterbacks this week along with quarterbacks Kenny Pickett of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mac Jones of the New England Patriots, and Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins. Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns, Russell Wilson of the Denver Broncos, and Jimmy Garoppolo of the Las Vegas Raiders are in the fourth and fifth tiers, respectively.

The 23-year-old, however, responded to Kylers’ inquiry by saying the rank was disrespectful to him because he had developed into the quarterback the Jaguars were hoping for and in Week 18’s game against the Tennessee Titans, he had broken the franchise record for quarterback completions.

“The game ain’t played on paper,” the quarterback stated.

In swapping Patrick Mahomes, Trevor was named to the 2023 Pro Bowl Games, as the third quarterback in team history to do so after Mark Brunell and David Garrard. He is precise and goal-oriented, helping him rank No. 5 overall this season in the final quarterback index, trailing only Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, and Justin Herbert.

Nevertheless, Brandt’s ranking demonstrates that he did not properly analyze the player statistics, leading to the terrible errors and Lawrence did not forget to correct it right away.


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Shabiha is a sports content writer for Sportszion. The writer completed her graduation in Management and post-graduation in HRM. Writing is her passion and she has a long career goal in relation to writing.


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