JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence finally looks like the generational quarterback the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted with the No.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — DJ Uiagalelei used his first start at Notre Dame to emerge as a future star.
His second trip could help him revive those hopes.
Two weeks after a third-quarter benching, Uiagalelei returns to the scene of a career-defining game when he leads No.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Suspended Atlanta receiver Calvin Ridley is getting a fresh start in Jacksonville, although it's unclear when he will be allowed to play again.
The Jaguars made a complex deal to land Ridley — and potentially give quarterback Trevor Lawrence a true No.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The similarities to 2018 abound for No. 5 Clemson in its latest victory — and perhaps can lead the Tigers to the same championship chase.
Clemson had lost starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence to injury and called on little-used freshman Chase Brice to rescue the team against Syracuse with a fourth-quarter rally during their national title season.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars may have flushed four weeks of progress in four quarters against rival Houston.
Lackluster effort, boneheaded decisions, costly turnovers and dropped passes.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence came to Jacksonville as a generational quarterback prospect. He’s starting to look like another first-round mistake by the Jaguars.
One week after a five-turnover performance at Philadelphia, Lawrence delivered another stinker in a 13-6 loss to AFC South rival Houston.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — DJ Uiagalelei looked so confident and smooth that crisp fall afternoon in 2020 in his first college start against Boston College.
Nearly two years later, with the fifth-ranked Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) heading to play the Eagles (2-3, 1-2) again on Saturday, Uiagalelei is just as poised — although these days he's armed with the experience of coming through difficult times on the field.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's plenty to like about a matchup between quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence and Justin Herbert.
Not only are they at the top of the list for the league's best hair, but both are the leaders of their respective franchises.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Still the offensive coordinator in Indianapolis, Nick Sirianni could not miss an opportunity to scout some of the loaded talent that littered the rosters of LSU and Clemson in the 2020 national championship game.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — DJ Uiagalelei looks more and more like the leader who can continue Clemson's championship legacy, than the one who struggled his first season as a starter a year ago.
Uiagalelei threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns and the fifth-ranked Tigers took a big, first-half lead to beat FCS opponent Furman 35-12 on Saturday.
JAGUARS (3-14) at COMMANDERS (7-10)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
BETTING LINE: Commanders by 2½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei was bulky, bothered by injuries, and beaten down last year by critics upset that the Tigers were out of the ACC and national championship picture.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The performance didn't come close to matching the hype for the 2021 quarterback class.
With QBs going 1-2-3 for third time ever in the common draft era and five going off the board in the first round for the fourth time, expectations were high for Trevor Lawrence and Co.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Doug Pederson will play his starters a little in Jacksonville’s preseason game against Cleveland on Friday night.
The first-year Jaguars coach made the announcement Wednesday, saying quarterback Trevor Lawrence needs live repetitions with new receivers (Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, Evan Engram) and a rookie center (Luke Fortner).
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields showed up to training camp with his sights set squarely on his future and his mind on a notable failure.
The quarterback comes into his second season with the Chicago Bears hoping to convince a new general manager and coach that he is the right person to lead the NFL franchise for years to come.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence's first team-building excursion was relatively inexpensive and somewhat bold for a rookie quarterback who hadn't even been named Jacksonville's starter — inviting a few receivers to Clemson for workouts, nightlife and a boat trip.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville’s normal practice fields are a construction site. Heavy equipment. Dirt mounds. Scaffolding, steel beams and some concrete walls.
It’s where the Jaguars should be holding minicamp this week and training camp next month.
The players chosen in the first round Thursday of the NFL draft:
1) Jaguars — Travon Walker, DE, 6-foot-5, 275 pounds, Georgia
Breakdown: Speed and athleticism for his size and build are prototypical and he could probably add some weight without losing much of what makes him special.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke turned toward coach Doug Pederson, smiled widely and said, “I’m pretty confident this will be the last time that I’ll be making the first pick.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are open to trading the No. 1 pick in next week’s NFL draft, something they never would have considered a year ago.
This time, though, there’s little, if any, interest.
1. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (3-14)
LAST SEASON: Urban Meyer’s much-ballyhooed leap to the NFL was a debacle, landing the Jaguars the No. 1 pick for the second straight year. The three-time national championship-winning coach at Florida and Ohio State didn’t know league rules, stars on other teams or seemingly how to effectively communicate with or properly lead his own players.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Coach Doug Pederson’s first step in rebuilding the woeful Jacksonville Jaguars is clear: Get immediate help for franchise quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
It’s why Pederson and general manager Trent Baalke added four offensive starters in free agency.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Onetime Clemson quarterback Hunter Johnson is returning to the Tigers, becoming coach Dabo Swinney's first player taken from the NCAA transfer portal.
Johnson had been with Northwestern the past four seasons.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Cheez-It Bowl: Iowa State (7-5) against No. 19 Clemson (9-3), Dec. 29, 5:45 p.m. Eastern (ESPN).
Line: Iowa State by 1, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson ran like no other Jets quarterback in franchise history, tossed a touchdown pass to an offensive lineman, and outdueled Trevor Lawrence.
Then he watched New York's defense use a goal-line stand at the end of the game to hold on and beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-21 on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Saleh is holed up in a hotel room with COVID-19, away from his family and football team.
The New York Jets coach says he's feeling “good,” but has come to grips with the realization he might miss Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Don’t expect Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan to be impulsive when deciding coach Urban Meyer’s fate.
Khan made it clear Monday he values making informed decisions over “just acting helter-skelter on emotion.” He pointed out giving former coaches Gus Bradley and Doug Marrone four years apiece to see what they could build in Jacksonville.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's new coach achieved the first big victory of his tenure on Monday when quarterback Brennan Armstrong said he's given no thought to transferring.
Coach Tony Elliott met with the Cavaliers for the first time on Sunday night, and Armstrong — who threw for 4,444 yards in 11 games this season for an average of 404 per game, which ranks second nationally — said Monday after Elliott's introductory news conference that he's staying put.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It took the Tennessee Titans a month to find themselves. This version looks pretty comfortable atop the AFC South.
After two turnover-filled debacles and a bye week, the Titans ended up on the other side of a turnover-fest and got back in the win column Sunday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars made a couple of offensive tweaks in hopes of being, well, less offensive on offense.
The Jaguars used an up-tempo scheme at times and called more option plays with quarterback Trevor Lawrence in a 21-14 loss to Atlanta on Sunday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville’s offense has regressed to the point where coach Urban Meyer is fielding questions about potential staff changes with nearly two months left in the season.
The Jaguars (2-8) are averaging 264.5 yards and 10.8 points over their last four games, a stretch of futility that has made rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s development the main topic of conversation inside and outside the facility.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich sees Jacksonville's progression on tape.
There's Josh Allen emerging as a consistent, menacing defensive playmaker. There's rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence starting to settle into his new gig and an offense set up for balance.
JACKSONVILLE (2-6) at INDIANAPOLIS (4-5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
BETTING LINE: Colts by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
LONDON (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa didn't expect to be the star quarterback talking about a losing streak.
The Miami Dolphins QB made his first start in a month, returning from fractured ribs though he said he's "not 100%” yet.
LONDON (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have a championship pedigree at coach and quarterback.
However it took a software engineer-turned-kicker to finally end the misery of a 20-game losing streak.
Barring a setback, Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is ready for his comeback.
Tagovailoa returns to his starting role Sunday when the Dolphins play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, after missing most of the last four games — all of them Miami losses — with fractured ribs.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer is undefeated overseas.
Meyer was Notre Dame’s receivers coach in 1996 when the Fighting Irish played Navy in Dublin, Ireland. Notre Dame won 54-27. Twenty-five years later, Meyer will try to get to 2-0 when his winless Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) play a “home game” against cross-state foe Miami (1-4) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — No one said this was going to be easy, rookie.
Playing quarterback in the NFL is no simple task, and this year's class of newcomers is getting a crash course — filled with sacks, interceptions and losses — in how difficult it is to immediately succeed under center.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow spoiled Urban Meyer's return to Ohio and kept his former college coach winless on an NFL sideline.
Burrow engineered four second-half scoring drives while passing for 348 yards and two touchdowns and the Bengals overcame a 14-0 halftime deficit to beat Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-21 on Thursday night.
Clemson has already lost twice and currently ranks between North Texas and Akron in the nation in offensive yards per play.
What's wrong with the Tigers?
On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, David Hale of ESPN joins AP's Ralph Russo to dissect the problems with Clemson.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow didn't play much in three years under Urban Meyer at Ohio State.
But there is still much mutual respect and admiration, so much so that Meyer, as a rookie NFL coach, went to Burrow for advice last spring about how to handle his new quarterback, top overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence.
Ninth-ranked Clemson hasn't looked much like the high-scoring juggernaut of recent years. That either has the six-time reigning Atlantic Coast Conference champions as vulnerable as they’ve been in a long time or set to break loose for a big output.
DENVER (AP) — Bradley Chubb will set foot on a high school field in Jacksonville to take stock of a sore ankle that sidelined him for the season opener.
The Denver Broncos plan to carefully monitor the outside linebacker during a walkthrough Saturday to see if the ankle is ready to take the field for the real deal against the Jaguars.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 6 Clemson is looking for some consistency on offense. Facing Georgia Tech the past few years has typically helped the Tigers find it.
Clemson (1-1) has won the past six games in the series, the past three in dominant fashion including a 73-7 drubbing last year in Atlanta.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Cornerback Patrick Surtain II's first NFL start is against a familiar foe: Trevor Lawrence, whose Clemson Tigers walloped his top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in the national championship three years ago.
HOUSTON (AP) — With new coach Urban Meyer’s championship college resume and No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence leading the offense, the Jacksonville Jaguars were supposed to be much-improved this season.
HOUSTON (AP) — With Deshaun Watson out, Tyrod Taylor's steady play and veteran leadership helped the Houston Texans open the season with a surprising lopsided victory.
Taylor threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' 37-21 win Sunday over Trevor Lawrence and the mistake-prone Jacksonville Jaguars.
JACKSONVILLE (1-15) at HOUSTON (4-12)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Jaguars by 2.5, according to FanDuel SportsBook
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One thing is certain for Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott — he has to find a way to improve the offense to stay on top in the Atlantic Coast Conference. And the clock is ticking for the third-ranked Tigers.