The Jacksonville Jaguars are set to evaluate Trevor Lawrence ahead of their game against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night to determine if he can play with his sprained left knee, according to a source close to the situation, as confirmed by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Lawrence is officially listed as questionable and could potentially be a game-time decision, the source added.
Despite the injury, Lawrence remains optimistic and expressed his determination to be on the field against the Saints. He stated, “I am committed to doing everything I possibly can to be out there on Thursday.”
C.J. Beathard has taken the majority of first-team reps during practice this week for the Jaguars, indicating that he would start in place of Lawrence if necessary. Beathard, who spent his first three seasons with the 49ers, has a 2-10 career record as a starter.
This injury marks the first time Lawrence could potentially miss a game in his tenure with the Jaguars since being the top pick in the 2021 draft. In preparation, he wore a brace on his left knee during practice, but remains uncertain whether he will wear it during the game.
Following their matchup with the Saints, the Jaguars (4-2) are scheduled to face the Steelers on October 29 before their Week 9 bye. They will then return for a home game against the Niners in Week 10.
Lawrence, who boasts a completion rate of 67.1% for 1,439 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions this season, only missed two games during his college career at Clemson, both due to a neck injury and COVID-19 in 2020.
Additional reporting by Michael DiRocco of ESPN.
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