World News – US – Time to start thinking about Trevor Lawrence


New York ranks last in offensive points and yards, and Sam Darnold looks lost after another abysmal outing filled with bad decisions and turnovers With Adam Gase already in the hot seat, it’s clear the Jets aren’t going nowhere this season

It’s time for Joe Douglas to start thinking about a future without Darnold as a quarterback In other words: it’s time to start thinking about gunslinger Clemson Trevor Lawrence if the Jets get the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft

If the Jets don’t have the top pick, they should keep Darnold for another season – ideally with a new head coach – and improve on other positions like wide receiver, offensive line and passer. But if the Jets continue to lose and find themselves first on the clock when the 2020 season ends on January 3, Douglas is expected to kick off his overdrive rebuild by taking Lawrence

Darnold may have been a reason Douglas took over as general manager for the Jets in 2019, but after 16 games watching him play in Gase’s offense, it’s painfully obvious that at least l one of the coaches or quarterbacks must leave Gase is more easily consumable and replaceable, but Darnold hasn’t proven that he can make the franchise a contender Despite some incredible games, Darnold’s overall performance doesn’t look better than his rookie season as he continues to regress more than to develop

Luckily for Douglas, he won’t need to make a decision on the Jets’ future until April 29, 2021, and only if they have the No 1 pick But before that day there are big implications to consider

On the one hand, the long-term financial implications of the Jets’ future favor Lawrence drafting rather than keeping Darnold

Rookie quarterback contracts are among the most valuable assets of a rebuilding franchise.This ensures that a team can allocate more money elsewhere if the quarterback they are signing is playing at a high level and not receives no salary at market level This is how the Eagles and Rams were able to put together Super Bowl teams in such a short period of time and how the Cowboys rank among the top offensive teams in the NFL every year. Lawrence’s deal is said to be slightly better than the four-year, $ 36 million deal Joe Burrow signed with the Bengals as the No. 1 overall pick in 2020

Douglas has already prepared the Jets for a short-term salary cap after some nifty deals during the offseason He has signed all of his 2020 free agents on short-term or team-friendly contracts without much money guaranteed and traded Jamal Adams, hungry for extra time Whether or not dumping Adams for two first-round picks is the right move or not is irrelevant, as the Jets will be to the brim in 2021 Over The Cap estimates New York will have more than $ 56.6 million in space if the salary cap drops to $ 175 million, without taking into account the various cost cuts Douglas could make

If Douglas drafted Lawrence, he would have a lot more hat room over the next four seasons than he would with Darnold, who is set to extend his contract this offseason. The Jets are under no obligation to signing Darnold after three lackluster seasons, but they have an important franchise change decision to make soon regarding his contract if they don’t draft Lawrence If they did, the choice is simple: keep Darnold on the roster for another year in the hope that he proves the skeptics wrong and trade him, or trade him soon after the draft.

It wouldn’t be the first time a team has drafted a first-round quarterback within four years of writing another The Cardinals did so in 2019 when they selected Kyler Murray No 1 in total after taking Josh Rosen the previous year

When a better prospect comes along, you have to jump on it, and Lawrence is indeed the best prospect. He’s a proven collegiate winner with a national championship and just one loss. He’s also an incredibly gifted passer with a rocket that threw over 7,000 yards and 70 touchdowns with just 12 interceptions in just over two seasons He added over 500 rushing yards with a healthy 5 5 yards per carry It also doesn’t hurt that he’s slightly taller than Darnold at 6ft 6in

Lawrence is considered one of the best young quarterbacks to come out of the college game since Andrew Luck in 2012 and could very well breathe new life into the downtrodden Jets franchise. Considering what Darnold has shown so far, Douglas would be foolish to pass the Clemson star on if he had the chance

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World News – USA – Time to start thinking Trevor Lawrence


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