Travis Etienne inadvertently threw Urban Meyer under the bus in his epic quote about the absolutely lost 2021 season for the entire Jacksonville Jaguars professional football franchise.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne has yet to play a meaningful snap for the team, but he became an internet legend after the quote of the century in which he inadvertently threw Urban Meyer under the bus.
Etienne was the second of two former Clemson standouts taken in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. His college teammate Trevor Lawrence went No. 1 overall and had a difficult rookie season. As for Etienne, his was over before it even began, as he suffered a Lisfranc injury ahead of the start of the campaign. Fully healed and no longer a spectator at a clown show, he offered this.
“If there was any year to miss, I missed a great one.”
Travis Etienne has the greatest quote to sum up missing his rookie season
While they won more games than they did in 2020, the 2021 Jaguars still finished with the worst record in football for the second consecutive season. Though they could take someone like edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson out of Michigan or offensive tackle Evan Neal out of Alabama with the top pick, general manager Trent Baalke might want him some Dawgs, kind of like Travon Walker.
The good news for Jacksonville is the circus left North Florida several months ago. They have moved from The King of the Chop House to The Architect of the Philly Special. Doug Pederson enters Duval County with a Super Bowl ring and absolutely breath-taking mid-50s visor dad hair. Duval Doug will hit harder than a team trainer slapping John Henderson’s face in the pre-game.
All jokes aside, if Etienne can play up to his standard coming out of Clemson, the Jaguars should have a much-improved offense. While they need help pretty much everywhere on the roster, having that Clemson connection between Lawrence and Etienne can help establish the play-action pass. It will allow Lawrence’s blonde mane to bounce and not resemble what Blaine Gabbert had.
People take medical redshirts all the time in college, so Etienne essentially is just coming off his.