Dabo Swinney: I’d be surprised if Trevor Lawrence comes back

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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence raised some eyebrows this week when he said he doesn’t know if he’ll turn pro after this season, when he’s expected to be the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. Lawrence’s coach, however, thinks Lawrence is in his last year of college football.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he is expecting Lawrence to do what virtually every top prospect does and get paid as soon as he can.

“I mean, we’ll certainly let him stay if that’s what he wants to do. But I’d be surprised if he’s back with the Tigers next year, but who knows? You never know. I didn’t think Christian Wilkins was coming back, but he did,” Swinney said on Sirius XM, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.

Lawrence is off to a strong start for No. 1 Clemson this season. He’s likely to be playing in the College Football Playoff, and that will be the end of his amateur career.

7 responses to “Dabo Swinney: I’d be surprised if Trevor Lawrence comes back

  1. There is zero chance he goes back to Clemson. Nobody passes up millions of dollars in guaranteed money as a #1 overall pick.

  2. If he comes out he will make enough money to set up his family for life, and then some. If he stays and tears up his neck where he can’t play’ he will regret it I think. You never know. I wish him luck. Bill

  3. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 29, 2020 at 10:09 pm
    There is zero chance he goes back to Clemson. Nobody passes up millions of dollars in guaranteed money as a #1 overall pick

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    At least your quality of predictions remain accurate.

    History has many examples of #1 QBs avoiding catastrophic organizations like your Jets for the betterment of their careers. Watch what happens. No kid as talented as him would want to watch his upside get stepped on and squashed by that inept group.

    Trevor Lawrence will dictate where he goes. It won’t be to the Jets.

  4. I can only think of one QB that stayed in school to avoid a particular team and that was 23 years ago.

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