The case for the Jacksonville Jaguars:
He is not a Jaguar yet but in three months he will be. Trevor Lawrence is one of the draft prospects in recent memory and is arguably the most refined draft prospect since Andrew Luck in 2012. He is like Zion Williamson in the NBA last year. You just know he is going to be good.
We already discussed the Herbert-Lawrence dynamic but it is important to note that with Lawrence, Meyer would get more freedom to shape the offense around him and his abilities (as Jacksonville is a cleaner slate).
The biggest advantage for Jacksonville is not Lawrence, ironically enough. It is how much draft capital the Jaguars have this year. Meyer is going to get the outlet to build the roster up significantly in this draft with how many selections they have.
Not only do the Jaguars pick first in every round, but they have the Rams’ first-round pick, the Vikings’ second-round pick, the Rams fourth-round pick, the Browns and Rams’ fifth-round pick and the Titans’ seventh-round pick (they have no sixth-round pick).
For those counting at home that is 12 draft picks, seven of which come when it really matters in the first four rounds of the draft.
It is also important to note that there is no state income tax in Florida, so from a financial standpoint, if both teams are offering the same salary Meyer would get more with the Jaguars. I don’t think that is as big of a narrative as some say it is but it does play a role.
Now that we have that all laid out, which job is better for Meyer?