The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 overall draft pick, presumably to pick a potential franchise quarterback in Trevor Lawrence.
Lose the next two games and he can be ours.
And just mere minutes after Lady Luck turned her face to us, national sportswriters with full diapers decided to try and clown our fair city.
Listen, Jacksonville ain’t perfect — but if you’re gonna come at Northeast Florida at least have some sort of ammunition grounded in reality. Or be funny. Or... something.
Please. I’m begging you.
The “New York > Jacksonville” tweets
Bad day for the NFL. Sending Trevor Lawrence to play in Jacksonville stinks.— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) December 20, 2020
Ah, yes, New York City — where the most noteworthy stars currently reside like... uh...
*checks Jets roster*
*checks Giants roster*
I’m gonna be real with y’all. Saquon Barkley is probably the only star on either of these teams. And an offensive tackle might be the most talented player on these rosters combined.
Meanwhile, the actually impactful players in this league are in places like Kansas City, Nashville, Green Bay, and Buffalo.
The “I don’t know anything about the biggest star in the sport I cover” tweets
The CFB reporter group chat weighs in on the Jets victory: pic.twitter.com/w8J0B2Sr2C— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) December 21, 2020
Nicole is a senior college football writer for The Athletic. David and Chris write about college football too. Grace covers Clemson specifically.
And all of them think Trevor Lawrence and his fiancé, Marissa Mowery, who both grew up in a Georgia town of fewer than 20,000 and went to colleges in the South, are going to hate living... in a mid-sized Southern city with beaches?
P.S. Trevor Lawrence’s fiancé has a name, David. Sad.
The “I don’t keep track of international developments in the sport I cover” tweets
Jets fans were worried Trevor Lawrence would pull Elway/Eli move on them. Trevor is from Georgia and even though Jacksonville is not too far away in northern Florida, has anybody thought perhaps he doesn’t want to play for Jags? They stink, play games in London and it’s not NY.— Gary Myers (@GaryMyersNY) December 21, 2020
Gary is the host of a podcast called (I shit you not) The GOAT Tom Brady.
Kill me with a rake, Gerri.
He’s also a Hall of Fame voter. Okay, so it’s safe to assume that Gerry must stay abreast of major international developments within the league he is so intimately tied to?
Friend, you would be wrong.
The Jaguars do not have any scheduled games in London. The contract ran out. It may very well happen in the near future, but it’s not on the docket.
Swing and a miss, Jerry.