Few players carry as much hype into their rookie year as Lawrence. The media built the former Clemson star up to be the best NFL prospect since Andrew Luck. However, his first season was a nightmare because head coach Urban Meyer didn’t know what he was doing.
Meyer destroyed Lawrence’s confidence and ran the Jags into the ground. But there was an almighty turnaround in 2022 after Doug Pedersen took over. He instantly guided Jacksonville into a playoff birth and helped Lawrence deliver on his early promise (via NBC Sports).