USA TODAY Sports Weekly



Storyline of the week

Trevor Lawrence gets going: The Jaguars traded backup QB Gardner Minshew II to the Eagles for a conditiona­l sixth-round pick. That decision came days after the Jags named No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence their starter. Lawrence proceeded to have his best game of the preseason, going 11-for-12 for 139 yards and two touchdowns. He also finished the game with a 154.5 rating. While Dallas played its backups, Lawrence was without over half of his starting line and top two receivers. “It’s all about execution,” Lawrence said, according to the Florida Times-Union. “We had a good game plan to where we did take some shots, but also getting the ball out of my hands, staying on the move.”

Rookie watch

Edge rusher Jordan Smith ,a fourth-round pick, had an active preseason. He registered nine total tackles, a quarterbac­k hit, tackle for loss and pass deflection over the span of three games. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Jags make him a key part of the regular-season rotation.

– James Johnson, Jaguars Wire

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