Marshall Faulk sends a warning to Trevor Lawrence about Urban Meyer's QB history
There are many reasons to wonder if Urban Meyer will find any success coaching the Jacksonville Jaguars. It’s still a 1-15 team, and college coaches have a mixed rate of success at best in the NFL.
But Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk offered a different reason to be concerned for presumed No. 1 overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence. It is quarterback development.
Faulk pointed out that Meyer’s career list of notable starting college quarterbacks include Alex Smith, Chris Leak, Tim Tebow, Braxton Miller, Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett and Dwayne Haskins. Most of them had little success in the pros.
“I’m worried for Trevor Lawrence,” Faulk told TMZ Sports. “I mean, outside of Alex Smith, this man hasn’t developed a quarterback that’s playing in the NFL right now. So you put that together. I’m just telling you, like, I’m going to let you know — I think Urban Meyer’s a great coach — but he’s never developed a quarterback outside of Alex Smith when he was at Utah (2003-04) and he had some really good attempts with, I’m talking, what, four-star, five-star guys when he was at Ohio State (2012-18) and at Florida (2005-10). There’s something to that.”
Faulk also added an interesting twist. Following recent turmoil in Houston, Faulk said if he had the Jags’ top pick, he’d pass on Lawrence and try to trade the selection for Deshaun Watson.
There’s plenty of time to discuss all of these scenarios as the draft is set for April 29.