NFL Twitter Reacts as the Jacksonville Jaguars Officially Tie Down Trevor Lawrence to a Massive Rookie Contract

Published 07/05/2021, 12:37 PM EDT
May 15, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up during rookie mini camp at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


After months of waiting. It’s finally official. The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The Clemson Tigers quarterback was the talk of the town months before the 2021 NFL Draft even came around.

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Projected by several to be the first overall pick, Lawrence had been in touch with the Jacksonville Jaguars for months. And while the quarterback was drafted back in April, he signed his first ever pro contract on July 5th, 2021.

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And while it’s a rookie contract, the money Trevor Lawrence will be making is not short change. As per NFL reporter Tom Pelissero, the 2021 first overall pick has signed a four-year $36.8 million deal which includes $24.1 million as the signing bonus.

The QB’s contract also includes a fifth year option which the Jaguars could activate a few year later down the line. But now with Lawrence officially a Jaguar, NFL Twitter filled in with its reactions.

Twitter has field day over Trevor Lawrence signing with the Jaguars

The Jaguars aren’t a historic powerhouse like the Pittsburg Steelers or the Green Bay Packers. An expansion franchise which came into existence 1993 and played its first NFL game in 1995.

But in their now three-decade long existence, the franchise is yet to make their Super Bowl debut. In fact, they only one of franchises who are yet to appear in a Super Bowl tie.

Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over video call after being selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft at First Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

But with Trevor Lawrence around, that could soon change in the coming years. Finishing 1-15 last season means that it’s unlikely for the Jaguars to make the playoffs let alone the Super Bowl in Lawrence’s debut campaign.

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But with Lawrence now officially a part of the Duval family, NFL Twitter poured in with it’s opinions, memes, and reactions.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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