(Jacksonville) Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence will miss his first career game due to a right shoulder injury.
Lawrence attended his team’s sideline workouts this week and was officially removed from the lineup on Friday for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers (2-13).
C. J. Beathard will get his first start in three years for this crucial game for the Jaguars (8-7).
Lawrence was injured diving for a first down on a fourth down and a yard during the third quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday. His team lost for a fourth time in a row with a 30-12 loss.
The Jaguars will look to end this streak and keep their playoff hopes alive. They can clinch the American Association Southern Section title with a victory and defeats by the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts.
Lawrence has started 51 straight games since the Jaguars selected him first overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. However, he left three of the team’s last four games with an ankle injury, a concussion and an injury. At the shoulder.