Benching Trevor Lawrence: Why the Jags Should Keep Him Sidelined

Trevor Lawrence’s injury is apparently not bad, Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said on Tuesday that Lawrence has not been ruled out for Sunday. Lawrence has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain, a painful injury that can keep players out for close to a month. Mahomes’ valiant effort after suffering a similar injury might peer pressure Lawrence onto the field after a short week. Air Mahomes was grounded in their game against the Jaguars in the playoffs. Lawrence’s team could really use him in their next two games against the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. If Lawrence takes the field with only five days between games, the rest of his body is in danger of being damaged. Jacksonville is in a tight playoff race, but it’s important to keep their star quarterback healthy. Lawrence should take a seat and rest.