Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence thinks the “Tank for Trevor” talk New York Jets fans are currently on is quite “funny.”
Trevor Lawrence has spoken. Has he communicated the words New York Jets fans want to hear?
When asked about the “Tank for Trevor” slogan that has fans of six 0-3 NFL teams ready to roll in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Clemson standout provided sort of an indifferent message.
“I try to ignore it as much as possible,” Lawrence told reporters via Scott Keepfer of Greenville News. “Obviously, if you’re on social media at all, you can’t help but see some of it. It’s just funny.”
Lawrence, 20, represents one of the best NFL quarterback prospects in quite some time. Appearing in two-straight National Championship Game (winning a title as a freshman in 2018), Lawrence has thrown for 7,464 yards and 70 touchdowns to just 12 interceptions in 32 games.
At 0-3, losing all three by double-digits, Jets fans have already started the “Tank for Trevor” talk for good reason.
Young Sam Darnold continues to struggle at the NFL level. While he showcases unreal flashes at times—mainly out of the pocket—the USC product is seemingly regressing under Adam Gase’s direction.
Drafting Lawrence at No. 1 and moving forward with the kid on the first year of a value-driven rookie deal sure looks rosier than Darnold entering his fourth year with big money to come.
Of course, it is silly to already be dreaming about collegiate players after just three games. A year ago, everybody had the Miami Dolphins as the stone-cold lock to get the No. 1 pick in the draft. That obviously didn’t happen.
Lawrence understands the level of silliness involved.
“It’s a new team every week, so I don’t think there’s any real insight into what’s going to happen,” Lawrence said. “It’s a long season—there have only been three games in the NFL and we’re on our third game. I mean it’s kind of interesting to see all the stuff that comes to me.
“It’s funny. I don’t take it too seriously. You can’t really predict where you’re going to go, what’s going to happen, so all I can do is enjoy my time while I’m here, perform the best I can and enjoy where I’m at right now. We’ll see next year what happens.”
The Jets welcome in the Denver Broncos to MetLife Stadium for a Thursday night affair that may go a long way in determining Gase’s future with the organization. Much like Trevor Lawrence’s attitude, all we can do is let it play out.