What a privilege to be taken number one overall just to get buried in the dumpster fire Jets franchise.
Trevor Lawrence recently made headlines by walking back his previous comments regarding foregoing his senior season for the draft. Looking ahead to the draft itself, this might be a brilliant move. Poor Sam Darnold. One of the most hyped QBs in recent memory is wondering whether Adam Gase will pull a Kliff Kingsbury and replace him with Trevor the way Kliff replaced Rosen with Murray in AZ. I'm not sure what would be worse though, being traded away a tainted product thanks to Gase, or continue to get abused weekly behind a piss poor offensive line? These same questions must be what prompted Lawrence's statement illustrating hesitation at leaving the college ranks so soon.
Lawrence will officially graduate this December leaving him eligible to either stay at Clemson or grad transfer elsewhere. It's hard to imagine him going anywhere else though; maybe a one year stint at his home state's flagship, Georgia? Unlikely. Coach Dabo has the Tigers locked and loaded for years to come and should Clemson fall short of a national title this season, expect Trevor Lawrence to exact revenge his senior season. A beautiful bookend to an amazing career. No amount of money is worth leaving early for the Jets, hell any of the top teams needing a QB, Jacksonville, Dallas, Washington, etc. If Lawrence really is planning to remain then I commend him for this move as he will not only further entrench his standing as one the best college QBs ever but he will prolong his NFL career by not playing for such a mismanaged franchise. Here's to hoping we get one more year of Trevor.