Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars

No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence signs his rookie deal with Jaguars

It’s been a few months since the Jacksonville Jaguars selected former Clemson standout quarterback Trevor Lawrence as the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft.

The Jaguars have now secured Lawrence under his rookie deal, as he agreed to a four-year deal worth approximately $36.8 million, according to ESPN.

 

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Under the NFL’s rookie slotting system, Lawrence’s deal was projected to be worth $36.8 million and included a $24.1 million signing bonus. He will count $6.7 million against the salary cap in 2021. The contract also includes a fifth-year option that is attached to every rookie deal for first-round selections.

Lawrence’s deal slots directly into the expected amount for the first overall selection in this year’s draft. There was never any concern over his contract situation, but instead, it played out on its own terms.

The Jaguars can move forward with Lawrence in the fold as the long-term future under center. The franchise has brought him along at his pace to allow him to adjust to playing at the next level.

 

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Jacksonville hopes he can immediately step into the fold as the starter in his rookie campaign to lead the charge. He will have the keys to the franchise as the centerpiece to the offense. The front office has assembled a young core group around him.

The Jaguars will likely go through a learning curve as Lawrence adjusts to running the offense under first-year NFL head coach Urban Meyer. The next several weeks will be critical in moving him along ahead of his first NFL campaign.

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