Trevor Lawrence was regarded as the best quarterback prospect for the 2021 NFL Draft. The young quarterback was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars and has been starting quarterback for them since his rookie season. Lawrence is a physically gifted player and his performances can only improve after an underwhelming rookie season. He is considered as a once in a generation player, with the potential to become one of the very best in the NFL.
Trevor Lawrence’s Early Life and Background
Lawrence was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on October 6, 1999. He attended Cartersville High School in Georgia where he played basketball and football. He was an amazing footballer for the Purple Hurricanes and in 2017 he broke the Georgia state record for most passing yards and touchdowns (previously held by Deshaun Watson).
As one of the most highly regarded high school quarterback prospects, Lawrence enrolled at Clemson University in South Carolina. Lawrence was a starter for the Clemson Tigers since his freshman year and won the ACC Athlete of the Year in his Junior Year. He made 90 touchdown passes and totalled 10098 passing yards in his college career. His performances were noticed by scouts who unanimously rated him to be the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Who drafted Trevor Lawrence?
Trevor Lawrence was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Lawrence was regarded as the brightest quarterback prospect in the whole draft which led him to be selected as the overall first pick. Some of the other notable players who were also part of the 2021 NFL Draft class along with Lawrence are wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, tight end Kyle Pitts and quarterback Justin Fields.
Trevor Lawrence’ NFL Journey
Lawrence was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the first pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. He completed his rookie season as the starting quarterback for the Jacksonville outfit. Head coach Urban Meyers was looking for a quarterback to fit his system and went with Lawrence.
Lawrence made his debut against the Houston Texans in a 21-37 defeat. His first win in the NFL came in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins in a 23-20 victory. Lawrence’s rookie season was underwhelming as the Jaguars recorded 8 straight losses and he also went 7 games without a touchdown along with 8 interceptions. His best performance came in Week 18 against the Indianapolis Colts. He was second among the rookies for overall passing yards but led the league with 17 interceptions. The highly regarded quarterback prospect has a lot of room to improve and prove his mettle to the Jacksonville fans.
Trevor Lawrence’s Teams
Jacksonville Jaguars (2021-Present)
Lawrence signed a rookie contract worth $36.8 million which included a $24.1 million signing bonus. He was declared the starting quarterback after the preseason training. Lawrence did not perform as per his expectations as he encountered a 3-14 regular-season record with the Jaguars. He completed 359 passes out of 602 attempts in the season. He finished the season with 3641 passing yards, 12 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions.
Trevor Lawrence Awards and Honours
CFP National Champion (college)
CFP National Championship Offensive MVP (college)
First-Team All American (college)
ACC Athlete of the Year (college)
ACC Player of the Year (college)
ACC Offensive Player of the Year (college)
ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year (college)
First-Team All-ACC (college)
Second-Team All-ACC (college)
Trevor Lawrence Net Worth
Lawrence’s net worth is slated to be a little over $1 million. He signed a lucrative rookie deal with the Jaguars which guarantees him $24.1 million by the end of his contract. His average annual salary as per his rookie contract is around $6.7 million.
Trevor Lawrence Family
Trevor Lawrence is married to Marissa Mowry. The couple has been dating since 2016 after meeting in Cartersville, Georgia. Mowry used to play soccer at Anderson University in South Carolina. The couple were married in 2021 before Lawrence was drafted by the Jaguars.