When asked about his football future on Tuesday, Trevor Lawrence made a comment that raised some eyebrows as it relates to his status as the presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Lawrence said his mindset has been that he would enter the Draft, but then mentioned that, "There's a lot of things that could happen."
Oh, a lot of things could happen, Trevor? You mean like maybe the worst franchise in professional sports with a recent track record of poorly developing star college quarterbacks attaining the No. 1 pick? I'd imagine that might fall under that umbrella.
I just generally root for chaos in life, as long as it doesn't seriously affect me personally. I am one of the proverbial people who just likes to watch the world burn. And Trevor Lawrence going back to Clemson for his senior year would set the football world ablaze in a conflagration of epic proportions. I do, however, reserve the right to revoke this opinion if the Falcons figure out how to tank correctly and end up with the No. 1 pick.
And while I wouldn't expect any player in the midst of a national championship quest to say his plan is to leave school for the NFL in a few months, Dabo Swinney does seem to have something in the water at Clemson to make guys stay. Running back Travis Etienne — the one position where players should leave and get paid as soon as humanly possible — spurned possibly being the first back taken in the 2020 NFL Draft to return to school.
With all that said, though: has Trevor Lawrence watched himself play football? Go get paid, dude.