Pederson: Lawrence's knee injury limiting Jaguars' offense
The Jacksonville Jaguars' offense has been among the NFL's most disappointing units this season, and head coach Doug Pederson says its struggles are partly because quarterback Trevor Lawrence isn't playing at 100%.
"One of the things that we haven't been able to do because of Trevor's condition with his knee is just move him a little bit more," Pederson said Wednesday, according to Nick Shook of NFL.com. "Sometimes, you can create things off of that. He's been limited that way.
"Play-action pass can be an opportunity to shoot the ball down the field on first or second down, the screen game you've seen hit a little bit. Those are ways to create some explosives. Sometimes, just drop back and throw it. Just run past and use your speed on the perimeter. Try to take advantage of that while you're seeing teams do it in different ways."
Lawrence injured his knee in the Week 6 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He hasn't missed a game with the ailment, but he was questionable for two weeks. He hasn't appeared in the Jaguars' injury report since Week 9.
Jacksonville put up its worst offensive performance of the campaign in last Sunday's blowout defeat to the San Francisco 49ers, managing just three points and 221 total yards while allowing Lawrence to get sacked five times.
The quarterback said this week that his knee is "finally getting to where I'm not going to really think about it as much," adding that he's excited to "play normal, move around" after needing to protect his knee over the last several weeks.
The AFC South-leading Jaguars will host the Tennessee Titans in Week 11.
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