Entering the 2021 NFL Draft, it’s no surprise that Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is considered the top available talent. In six games this season, he has totaled 1,833 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and two interceptions. His accolades across the last three seasons have resulted in him becoming the most talked-about prospect.
Entering Week 8, the New York Jets have begun their campaign with an 0-7 record. The team ranks last in points per game (12.1); 5.3 less points than the next-worst team. New York has witnessed both Sam Darnold and Joe Flacco under center, but neither have impressed. To this point, Darnold’s QBR of 41.1 only leads Washington’s Dwayne Haskins, who supports a QBR of 31.6.
With the rumors of Lawrence holding out from the 2021 NFL Draft and remaining at Clemson for an additional season ongoing from the media over the last few weeks, Lawrence updated his stance on the topic.
“My mindset has been that I’m going to move on,” Lawrence said. “But who knows? There’s a lot of things that could happen...No matter where I go, whether that’s across the country or whether it’s close to home, whether I stay another year, we’ll work it out.”
Lawrence remains vague on the topic, but his stance has clearly changed since he was last asked about his journey to the NFL in September. In the previous interview on College Gameday, he appeared to take a firm stance.
I’m graduating in December,” Lawrence said. “(I’m) planning on this being my last year.”
Lawrence has a starting record of 31-1 in college football, and remains undefeated (6-0) this season.