The Eagles have a special talent at quarterback, but so do the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Philadelphia Eagles seemed to have gotten their wish. The passing game appears to be working. Jalen Hurts has proven that he can win games with his arm and put his team on his back if need be. Perhaps you may have heard, but the Jacksonville Jaguars have a star signal-caller in their wheelhouse as well.
Trevor Lawrence is a west-coast QB that focuses on short throws and getting the ball out quickly. He’s aided by a good running game. The Birds have a tough test ahead of them in Week 4. Earning a win won’t be easy, but you can best believe victory will walk hand-in-hand with stopping Jacksonville’s QB1.
In terms of defensive alignment, the key lies in stopping the run. Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave are both quality penetrators and pass rushers but neither is a great fit for holding a gap and a half in run defense while still being able to be disruptive in the pass rush. This is why the Eagles drafted Jordan Davis in the first round.
Despite his large frame and short college reps, he does everything well. Philadelphia would be wise to increase his snaps as the season wears on. The sample size is small and the Eagles are blowing teams out, but this will be a huge test.
Here’s a deep dive into every Jaguars position group and a few theories on the best options the Eagles have to expose each unit’s weakness.