NFL: Ranking the worst QB-WR Chemistry in the league

CLEVELAND, OHIO - OCTOBER 11: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 celebrates with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the Cleveland Browns during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Colts 32-23. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - OCTOBER 11: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 celebrates with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the Cleveland Browns during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Colts 32-23. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Trevor Lawrence #16 and Tavon Austin #7 of the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

NFL: Ranking the worst QB-WR Chemistry in the league: 14. Trevor Lawrence to Tavon Austin – Jacksonville Jaguars

Tavon Austin was one of the greatest college football players of all time. He was pure electricity on the field. That led to him being drafted in the top ten by the St. Louis Rams, and it also led to multiple teams giving him big contracts. Now, eight years later, he’s still toiling around the NFL despite his best season being 509 yards on more than 100 targets. Less than five yards per target is insane.

The Jaguars signed Austin to make some plays. The first game he played was Week 4, and the Jaguars really want to give him a shot to make an impact. He was on the field for 73% of the offensive snaps, and he got one catch for eight yards. The next time he played, he was on the field for 37% of offensive snaps. Urban Meyer clearly saw how the chemistry wasn’t there between Austin and Trevor Lawrence.

Austin has never been able to live up to expectations. He was dynamic in college, but it just didn’t translate in the NFL. Good for him to keep getting NFL checks, but this might be his last hope. He is now an afterthought in this offense, and he just isn’t even getting a shot to make a play after a rough start.