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Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence opens the door for senior year return

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson, Jets, NFL Draft

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence is widely expected to leave school after this season and enter his name in the 2021 NFL Draft.

However, in a surprise turn of events, Lawrence has seemingly opened the door for a senior year return:

“My mindset has been that I’m going to move on,” Trevor Lawrence said, via Pete Iacobelli of The Associated Press. “But who knows? There’s a lot of things that could happen.”

Lawrence could be the first quarterback taken in the 2021 NFL Draft should he declare for the pros. The New York Jets, who are the only winless team in the NFL, will likely get the No. 1 overall pick. Even though they have Sam Darnold, most pundits believe the Jets would draft Lawrence should they land the first pick.

Since the Jets are a walking disaster, there has been some recent noise about Lawrence possibly going back to school so he can avoid getting drafted by New York. Despite his recent comments, though, it would shock a lot of people around the NFL if Lawrence actually goes back to Clemson for his senior year. There’s just too much money at stake for the youngster, who could potentially lose millions of dollars if he went back to school and got hurt.

If Lawrence really doesn’t want to play for the Jets and New York gets the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, he can always pull an Eli Manning and decide not to suit up for the Jets if they draft him.