Trevor Lawrence celebrated the primary win of what could possibly be a glittering NFL profession after the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Miami Dolphins in an exhilarating end in London.
Lawrence was the primary choose on this 12 months’s draft after being hailed as the most effective quarterback of his era, however the Jaguars got here into the sport with an 0-5 file.
And they twice needed to come from behind, levelling it up at 20-20 with a 54-yard area objective with 3:45 on the clock.
A crowd of 60,784 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium seemed set to be handled to additional time, with the Jaguars on fourth and eight with 5 seconds left.
But they ran the play, made first down, referred to as a timeout with one second left and Matthew Wright kicked one other area objective – this time from 53 yards – to clinch a significant victory.
With Jacksonville’s earlier win having are available 2020’s season opener, it halted a 20-game dropping streak, which was the second longest within the Super Bowl period.
It additionally gave under-pressure coach Urban Meyer his first NFL win after Jaguars proprietor Shahid Khan mentioned he needed to “regain our belief and respect” after “inexcusable” conduct in movies that went viral earlier this month.
Lawrence has been tipped to develop into an NFL star because the age of 14, but it was a person who was working as a software program engineer just a few weeks in the past that secured a win each Lawrence and Meyer mentioned they’ll always remember.
Wright had solely had 4 field-goal makes an attempt within the NFL earlier than the 25-year-old was signed to Jacksonville’s apply squad on 27 September.
Asked what he mentioned to Wright as they celebrated the victory, Lawrence replied: “I simply mentioned ‘strategy to be prepared, man’. You could not even make it up.”
While Wright produced the late heroics, Lawrence accomplished 25 of 41 passes for 319 yards, probably the most the 22-year-old has managed in his fledgling profession.
Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa, who returned from three weeks out with cracked ribs, had 324 yards together with two landing passes to Jaylen Waddle, however that wasn’t sufficient to cease the Dolphins slipping to 1-5 having did not win because the season opener.