The Jaguars quarterback was intercepted three times during the first quarter of the Wild Card Round against the Chargers
The quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Trevor Lawrenceentered the NFL record book for the wrong reasons in his debut in the playoffs.
This Saturday night Lawrence He launched three interceptions in the first quarter of the party of the Wild Card Round against the Los Angeles Chargers, becoming the first player in the Super Bowl era to throw three interceptions in the first quarter of a playoff game.
Lawrencetaken with the first overall pick in the 2021 draft out of Clemson, was first intercepted by Drue Tranquill on his first pass attempt of the game, on the second series of Jacksonville was intercepted by Asante Samuel Jr. on a fourth-and-7 play at the 33-yard line of the jaguars with 10:02 left in the fourth. The third installment of Lawrence was another direct shipment into the hands of Samuel in the territory of the jaguars.
The Chargers turned those three turnovers into a 17-0 lead with two touchdowns and a field goal.
In fact, Lawrence He continued his interception fest in the second quarter and had as many interceptions as he completed passes (four) in his first six drives.
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For his part, Samuel became the first player with three interceptions in a game of playoffs from Ty Law with the New England Patriots and Ricky Manning with the Carolina Panthers, facing the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles, respectively, on January 18, 2004.
Lawrence He also became the first quarterback to throw four interceptions in his season debut. playoffs since Brian Hoyer in 2016 with the Houston Texans and the first to throw them in a half of a postseason game since Brett Favre with the Green Bay Packers in the 2001 Divisional Round.
The list of quarterbacks who threw four interceptions in one half of a game playoffs includes Gary Danielson (1983 Divisional Round) and Craig Morton (Super Bowl XII).
Samuel became the first player to debut in playoffs with three interceptions and who intercepts three passes in the first half in a postseason game.