Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence injured his left knee in Sunday's 37-20 win against the Indianapolis Colts. After some uncertainties about his condition, the Jaguars have activated the third-year quarterback for Week 7 against the Saints.
Lawrence was restricted in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday and doubtful on Thursday. According to ESPN, the quarterback told reporters he was "optimistic" about playing this week. "But of course we'll have to make that decision on Thursday," he continued.
"I'll do everything to be visible. I enjoy my development since I feel better today than expected "Lawrence said Tuesday.
Backup quarterback C.J. Beathard kneeled out the time after Lawrence was hurt on a sack late in the fourth quarter. Pederson called his quarterback "day-to-day" and Jacksonville's short week made his status doubtful.
Pederson noted that Lawrence was hurt against the Detroit Lions last year and restricted in the following week's practice. Lawrence played the following Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and threw three touchdowns in a 14-point win.
"If Trevor's sore," Pederson told ESPN. "We've tried this. We did last year. Trevor took the remainder of the week after C.J. got Wednesday repetitions and was ready to play."
In three years of professional football, Lawrence hasn't missed a game. The former #1 selection is 4-2, throwing for 1,439 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions in six games this year. His 239.8 throwing yards per game rank 11th in the NFL.
Lawrence and the Jags face the Saints, who wanted to win after losing to the Texans in Houston in Week 6.