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Rookie of the Year Favorite Trevor Lawrence has Tough Day at Minicamp After Injury

Donnavan Smoot
Jun 8, 2021, 4:38 PM EDT
Trevor Lawrence struggled in practice while dealing with hamstring tightness.
Trevor Lawrence struggled in practice while dealing with hamstring tightness. / Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Even for a rookie as highly touted as Trevor Lawrence, errant throws are basically a guarantee. Lawrence, who reportedly left practice with a hamstring injury and then returned, threw not one, but two pick-sixes in the Jaguars’ 7-on-7 portion of Tuesday’s practice. 

The interceptions, while they aren’t good, are nothing more than a learning experience for Lawrence. The No. 1 overall pick is expected to start Week 1, win Rookie of the Year and help revive a franchise that less than five years ago was a drive away from making the Super Bowl. 

WynnBET has set Lawrence’s odds for Offensive Rookie of the Year at +275 (meaning you bet $100 and win $275). Lawrence is the key to the complete rebuild for Jacksonville. The Jaguars drafted Lawrence, brought Urban Meyer out of retirement and have plans to build a new sports performance facility. 

Three of the other candidates fighting against Lawrence are the next three quarterbacks taken after him in the 2021 NFL Draft. The No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Zach Wilson is fourth in Offensive Rookie of the Year odds at +800. He falls behind Justin Fields (+325) and Trey Lance (+700).

As for the Jaguars as a whole, the playoffs aren’t necessarily in the picture yet. However, progression from last season is expected. WynnBET has the win total for Jacksonville set at 6.0 wins, with the over (-135) favoring the under (+115).

Jacksonville can’t really get much worse than last year. At 1-15, the future has to be brighter. The Jaguars drafted Lawrence’s college running back, Travis Etienne, to give him a familiar weapon to go along with D.J. Chark Jr. and Marvin Jones Jr. on the outside. With Lawrence, Meyer and tight end hopeful Tim Tebow, plenty of eyes will be on Jacksonville as the season draws near.