Football returns to action this Thursday night when the Jacksonville Jaguars battle the Las Vegas Raiders in the annual Hall of Fame Game. Unfortunately, Jacksonville's starting quarterback won't see any action.
Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson announced this Tuesday morning that Trevor Lawrence won't play in the Hall of Fame Game. Backup Jake Luton will get the start.
Former Clemson star Travis Etienne also won't be suiting up as he joins Lawrence on the sideline.
"#Jaguars coach Doug Pederson announced that QB Trevor Lawrence and RB Travis Etienne won't play in the Hall of Fame game on Thursday. Expect the #Raiders to be on the same page with several starters watching from the sidelines," said NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
This shouldn't be much of a surprise, but it's still a pretty big disappointment. Fans were looking forward to seeing Trevor Lawrence in action to start his sophomore campaign. It appears we'll have to wait a bit longer.
The Clemson product completed 59 percent of his passes for 3,641 yards and 12 touchdowns with 17 picks during his rookie season. He's expected to take a big step forward in 2022 with a new head coach in Doug Pederson.