JACKSONVILLE FL.Urban Meyer stated that he had a timeline in place for the naming of a starter quarterback but admitted there was a lot to choose from. And It could continue for a couple of weeks more.
Lawrence is the No. Minshew and Lawrence, the No. Meyer indicated that Meyer and Brian Schottenheimer, both offensive coordinators, will make the final decision about who to start the season's opening at Houston on Sept. 12.
“I do.” [have a timeline]Meyer explained that Meyer was referring to Meyer's own thoughts, but again it is conversation between the three individuals every day. It could theoretically be. [go through the final preseason game on Aug. 29]Yes, I would prefer not.
After Minshew had worked with them on Thursday, Lawrence was with Minshew's first team Friday. He said that he is fine competing for the job.
Lawrence replied, “It does not bother me.” I believe that this is the best way to manage a team. To be the best player, you have to play. You also need to win. This is what you can expect as a first-year player. The job is competitive. They have done it well. The situation is good and they're going to continue to work. I will also take every chance I can to make the most of it. This is all that I have to do.
Meyer stated that he wanted Lawrence to have more practice in Monday's game at New Orleans. But, Meyer will make the final decision on Saturday about which quarterback will face off against the Saints. Lawrence was able to complete 6-of-9 passes, 71 yards for Lawrence in the preseason opener against Cleveland. Minshew took 11 snaps. He went 4-7 for 47 yards and had an interception.
Lawrence acknowledged that he wanted more reps at practice as would all players who join the league.
Lawrence stated, “I believe we do a great job managing it.” As a young man, it is natural to want as many looks as possible. Every look you see can be a learning opportunity and a new way of looking at the world. To me, that means I want to get as many of them as possible. Now that we've practiced for so long it's time to get more mental reps. We can't spend three hours out on the field every day since the season's start, however,
“I feel we have had a good prep to this point. It was a great camp. For me, I learned a lot. The more reps that I get the better. I want this.
Since camp started, Lawrence has successfully completed 71% his passes. He's had 35 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Minshew completed 72% with 20 touchdowns, and two interceptions.