It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which Trevor Lawrence isn’t the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft, regardless of which team owns the selection. But if it’s the Jets, as projections indicate, many wonder if the Clemson quarterback will do whatever he can to avoid joining a franchise that hasn’t been kind to the development of young quarterbacks in the past decade.
If Lawrence doesn’t want to play for New York, he has one of two options. 1) He can either stay at Clemson for his senior season – something former NFL wideout Roddy White advised him to do. 2) He can say he’ll refuse to play for the Jets if they draft him, as Eli Manning did to the San Diego Chargers in 2003 and John Elway did to then-Baltimore Colts in 1983.