With less than a month to go before his debut training camp, rookie No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence has yet to sign his contract.
He along with Zach Wilson, Trey Lance and Mac Jones to remain unsigned at this late point in the offseason.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler recently spoke on why Lawrence hasn’t signed his contract yet.
“Lawrence’s contract is not done, it’s probably a bit of a standoff because with these rookie deals it’s about offset language in those third and fourth years,” Fowler noted (h/t Bleacher Report). “If somebody gets injured, then the offset language can play a part. I’m told Jacksonville hasn’t found a sweet spot yet. They haven’t relented on wanting the offset language in the deal. So that could mean that this takes a little bit of time for them to come to an agreement.”
“Zach Wilson, the No. 2 pick behind him with the Jets, he’s waiting as well. So, those dominoes will fall into place, but it could just be closer to training camp.”
In Lawrence’s case, he’s projected to receive a four-year, $36.7 million contract from the Jags, who will also hold a fifth-year team option, per Spotrac.
Despite the holdup, there is no reason to believe that the both sides won’t get this deal done. The highly touted QB is coming off a decorated college career that saw him complete 66.6 percent of his throws for 10,098 yards with 90 touchdowns and 17 interceptions across 40 games for the Tigers.
He now joins a team that is coming off a putrid 1-15 record in 2020.