NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the LSU Tigers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The LSU Tigers topped the Clemson Tigers, 42-25.
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is “ready to take on whatever challenge” the NFL presents to him once he enters the league.

Robby Sabo

The best quarterback prospect this side of Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck is ready to take on whatever challenge comes his way at the big-boy level.

Trevor Lawrence hopped on “The Dan Patrick Show” Wednesday to provide a no-fear update on how he’s feeling about his future. Naturally, the New York Jets surfaced in the discussion.


Patrick’s Jet-related question was blunt: “How could you not let the situation with the Jets affect you?”

“I think I’m ready … just being here at Clemson, my journey has taught me a lot,” Lawrence said. “I’ve grown up a lot (in) the past two years, (and) I’m really just ready to take on whatever challenge it is and just have the opportunity.”

Lawrence, 21, remains a general manager’s dream. Standing 6-foot-6, the kid has the size, the athleticism, and the head to make an immediate impact in the NFL.

The youngster who burst on the scene by winning the National Championship as a freshman has thrown for 2,431 yards and 20 touchdowns to just three interceptions in eight games this season. He’s also rushed for 121 yards and six scores.

When Patrick asked the kid if he’s watched the Jets this season, Lawrence didn’t hesitate to provide a ho-hum answer nobody could pick apart successfully.

“I haven’t really, honestly,” Lawrence answered. ” … Honestly, I know some of the stuff I say sounds cliche, but just to have the opportunity to go somewhere, help someone rebuild, if that’s what it is, or whatever, just win, that’s something I love doing. I think that’s what I’m best at, (which) is winning.

“Just to have that chance—obviously, some places will be more of a challenge than others, but I think I’m up for it and that will get here when it’s here.”

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The Jets would be that challenge. At 0-13 and no win in sight, the team’s horrendous drafting and player development over the last decade has put them in a terrible hole Joe Douglas is attacking with required patience.

Although it’s true, that in the hard salary cap world of the NFL, teams can turn fortunes around quickly, the Jets’ overall narrative at the moment presents a tough challenge for an incoming quarterback.

When asked if he was officially leaving after the College Football Playoff, Lawrence said it’s “likely,” but then introduced an example of a former teammate experiencing two senior nights in Death Valley.

“I don’t want to completely shut any door,” Lawrence said. “I’m graduating, so coach Swinney let me go ahead. But Christian Wilkins, he did it twice. He ran down the hill twice, two years in a row. So, you never know.”

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So much for the pundits thinking Trevor would bolt the Jets. They really are poisoning the NFL fan base’s mind. Not everyone is a coward like Eli Manning nore its going to happen again with how the draft is set up. Now you get these insane stories from fake news how kids should have a right to choose where they work…. How does that help any causes? If they did that the League would have 1 power house club *The Patriots* they would be lined up to play for the Patriots all day…. But im glad Trevor is not weak… Read more »