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Trevor Lawrence, the 2021 NFL draft's first overall pick, signed a rookie four-year contract worth $36.8million with the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter provided details about the deal, which includes a fifth year team option.
Lawrence Lawrence, 21 years old, is one of the most sought-after quarterback prospects in recent history. 247Sports ranked him as the sixth-best college football recruit when he graduated from Cartersville High School, Georgia. He has not had any trouble living upto those high expectations at Clemson.
2020 ACC Player Of The Year, he completed 66.6 per cent of his throws for 10,098 yard with 90 touchdowns & 17 interceptions in 40 games for the Tigers. To further cement his status as the best choice among a star-studded QB Class, he added 943 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns on the ground.
Urban Meyer was likely to have been there as he sought out coaching opportunities with a team that had just finished a 1-15 season. Lawrence is a franchise-altering player, who comes around only once in a decade.
Lawrence said to reporters that he would put in the effort; no one is going to work harder than me." Lawrence spoke after the draft. "I know that I will love the city. It's a great place to live and I am so excited to be there. I am very happy with the coaching staff and our team in Jacksonville. "I'm just excited."
The Jaguars' starter is 6'6" and 213-pounds signal-caller. He has plenty of talent to help ease the transition.
Jacksonville drafted Lawrence's ex-Clemson running back Travis Etienne in the second round. He will be leading a backfield that includes Carlos Hyde and James Robinson.
To give rookies plenty of options in the passing game, the Jags have DJ Chark Jr. Marvin Jones Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., and Laviska Shenault Jr.
Lawrence's talent and the playmakers around him make Lawrence the Offensive rookie of the Year favorite. This greatly improves the Jaguars long-term outlook.