Trevor Lawrence not yet named Jaguars' starting QB?
Jaguars (16) QB Trevor Lawrence during drills at Thursday's OTA session.  Bob Self via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Trevor Lawrence not yet named Jaguars' starting QB?

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the first-overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, began May as the betting favorite to earn Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and remains atop the list of candidates offered by BetOnline.ag for the award as of the start of the second half of June. Every observer expects Lawrence will be Jacksonville's QB1 barring an unexpected occurrence or a catastrophe between the end of spring and Week 1 of the upcoming regular season. 

Per Michael DiRocco of ESPN, though, Jaguars passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer wasn't giving anything away about the club's plans for the starting gig when speaking with reporters Wednesday.

Even though Lawrence has recently dealt with some hamstring tightness, Schottenheimer's comments on the club's quarterback situation at this moment offer no real insight into how coaches are evaluating the first-year pro, nor do such words do any harm at this stage of the process.

Neither Gardner Minshew nor C.J. Beathard is leapfrogging a healthy and available Lawrence on the depth chart anytime soon, but all should credit Schottenheimer for giving football fans something fun to discuss, if only briefly, during what is often a quiet portion of the football year. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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