How a Win Over the Rams Affects Trevor Lawrence’s Chances of Getting Drafted to the Jets

Published 12/21/2020, 1:05 PM EST
Nov 22, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; New York Jets defensive end Henry Anderson (96) celebrates after a fumble recovery against the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


The New York Jets have done the unimaginable. They’ve finally won a game this season. During their Monday night game against the Los Angeles Rams, the Jets finally managed to get the better of their opponents in a 23-20 win.

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The win, however, comes at a hefty price. The Jets are no longer the front-runners for the 2021 NFL first overall draft pick.

A win, while well deserved, will have serious implications on the franchise’s future. Losing the #1 pick means losing, arguably, the greatest quarterback prospect in years. A QB so good, that Jets fans are cursing their win. That QB is Trevor Lawrence.

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New York Jets’ search for a franchise QB 

The New York Jets haven’t enjoyed much success during their time in the NFL. With only 1 Super Bowl win in over 60 years, the Jets’ first and only taste of Super Bowl victory came back in 1969.

The Jets beat the Baltimore Colts, 16-7, pulling off a stunning upset in Super Bowl III. The Jets, led by quarterback Joe Namath, climbed the summit and became the best in the world.

But ever since then, the Jets have failed to make a single Super Bowl appearance. Part of that being down to the fact that they’ve failed to grab hold of another franchise QB. 

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Dec 19, 2020; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) smiles after the Tigers beat Notre Dame 34-10 in the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Something that Jets fans hoped would change with the acquisition of Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence. Going 0-13, since the start of the season, the Jets were primed to draft the 2020-Heisman favorite.

But that scenario no longer stands. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who also have a 1-13 record, are now the favorites to land Lawrence on the virtue of having an easier fixture list through the season when compared to the Jets. 

Trevor Lawrence, yet to declare for the draft

The Jets’ win over the Rams easily ranks as one of the biggest upsets of the season. The Rams were heavily favored to win the tie on their home turf. With the loss, their ambitions of winning the NFC West took a huge blow. 

One key thing to note about all this is the availability of Trevor Lawrence for the upcoming draft. The quarterback from Clemson is yet to declare himself for the 2021 draft. If he wishes, he can forego this year’s draft and play out his senior year with Clemson.

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The rumor mill surrounding Lawrence is still divided. While some feel he will be an NFL player in the upcoming season, many believe the young QB could follow in the footsteps of his idol, Peyton Manning, and skip the draft this season. 

With the first round of the 2021 Draft is slated to take place in Cleveland, Ohio, in April, the world must wait a bit longer to know what the future holds for the young prodigy.

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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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