Trevor Lawrence Opens Up About Heisman Trophy Ambitions

Published 12/28/2020, 11:28 AM EST

Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence is one of the favorites to land the Heisman trophy for 2020. And why wouldn’t he be? Lawrence has 2,753 passing yards and 22 touchdowns to his name in the 9 games he’s played this season. The generational talent is touted for NFL greatness and could soon be among the big boys next season.

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But for now, Trevor Lawrence has his eyes set on leading his side to a win over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl. A game which Clemson should win going by one simple stat, Trevor Lawrence is 34-1 as the Tigers’ starting QB.

Not focusing much on individual accolades

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During a segment of the Dan Patrick Show, the Clemson quarterback talked about just how important the Heisman Trophy is to him going forward.

“The Heisman trophy is obviously something that would be awesome to win. And I’m not going to say that it wouldn’t be. I’d love to win it, that’d be great. But honestly, this is the truth, I just don’t really focus on it too much,” said Trevor Lawrence.

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Lawrence said that given the unpredictable nature of the season due to COVID-19, it is difficult to gauge athletes like it has been done before in the past.

“There’s a lot of factors that go into it. And especially a season like this, where everyone’s played different games and schedules have been kind of rearranged,” he said.

“With all those things, it’s just a tough thing to gauge. So I don’t put too much at stake in it. You know, I know who I am, confident in who I am, regardless of whether I win it or not.

“But obviously, I’ll have to say that it would be a huge accomplishment to be considered for to win it,” he added.

Is Trevor Lawrence still headed to the Jets?

Throughout the course of the NFL season, New York Jets fans have been cherishing their losses for one sole reason. Tank for Trevor.

Lawrence, who is eligible to declare for the draft in 2021, would undoubtedly be the first overall pick if he decides to swap college ball for the NFL.

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And the Jets looked all but set to get their man up till they took on the LA Rams. With 2 back-to-back wins against the Rams and the Browns, the Jets will no longer have the first overall draft pick.

Oct 10, 2020; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; at Memorial Stadium. Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) and other quarterbacks walk onto the field for warmups before a game against the Miami Hurricanes at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Instead, that honor passes on to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Regardless of results in the final week of the regular season, the #1 pick will be off to Jacksonville. Unless they trade their first overall pick, the likelihood of which is near non-existent.

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With the talent to turn a franchise around, Jaguars fans could have a lot to look forward to if Trevor Lawrence ends up at the TIAA Bank Field next season.

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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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