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The NFL is a fun form of chaos. The fact that it is unpredictable from week to week is what makes it special. But there are some things that are predictable in the league. And I’m willing to wager there will be rumblings that Trevor Lawrence, the odds-on No. 1 overall pick, should either go back to Clemson or leverage the New York Jets,, to trade their pick so he can land somewhere else.
It’s. Not. Happening.
There are already people suggesting he should stay, which is just ludicrous.
The NFL has a system (the draft) in place, and while it’s unfair the league ships off the best and brightest college players to a dumpster-fire organization based on a reverse-meritocracy. That’s just the way it is. Did the Bengals deserve Joe Burrow? Absolutely not. Would New York be good to Lawrence? Probably not.
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It's less about which quarterbacks are the best in the league and more about their backupsSep 23, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) is taken off the field after an injury in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
Staying at Clemson another year to avoid the Jets might be Trevor Lawrence's best option, according to— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter)
At times it feels like sending a Harvard student () to a nearly-bankrupt technology company, hoping they will save the overall quality of its product. It’s a backward system, but it helps encourage parity, which is what keeps the NFL interesting. (“Any given Sunday!”)
Anyone that suggests Lawrence has some sort of power in this situation is idealistic —.
He should not return to college, where he’d only risk injury for the sake of pursuing another college football national championship. Lawrence won one in 2018. He’ll be in the mix to win one this year. He should not waste time or money with Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers for another year. And in 2022, if his knee (or some other important body part) doesn’t combust, he’d inherit a different organization that’s just as bad as the 2020 Jets. Heck, it might even be a worse form of the Jets, if that’s even possible. It’s not worth it. Most kids should stay in school. Lawrence isn’t one of them.
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If something like the Titans’ situation happened in the playoffs, with dozens of COVID-19 cases, it’s hard to imagine a sensible way to work around it. Jones and Kaplan also make it seem like a Week 18 is inevitable at this point, with some games being pushed into early January. Once teams have already had their bye weeks it will be nearly impossible to move things around like the NFL did this past week, and one source said it’s a matter of when, not if, there becomes a Week 18.
As for wiggling his way out of the Jets’ grasp by demanding a trade, that just doesn’t happen anymore. John Elway, who managed it successfully when he came out of college in 1983, had leverage that other top prospects don’t have. He could’ve played baseball, which would have yielded millions. Eli Manning, who got away from the Los Angeles Chargers in 2004, is a member of football’s royal family (.) Those are unique cases. Yes, Lawrence is an elite prospect like Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning. But the Clemson quarterback is not going pro in another sport and he’s not a Manning. He’ll almost certainly accept his fate, like every other draft pick.
The NFL draft, like death, taxes and Thanos, is inevitable. Lawrence will be a Jet (unless another NFL team somehow manages to play worse and lands at No. 1). The people suggesting otherwise are just looking for something to talk about.
Report: Jets unhappy with Gregg Williams over comments about offense
New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams raised some eyebrows recently with comments about the team’s play on offense. Those comments were apparently noted within the team as well. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports During the week, Williams seemingly blamed the team’s offense for some of his defense’s struggles. You can read those comments here. On Sunday’s CBS broadcast, Andrew Catalon and James Lofton mentioned those comments, and noted that they came up during production meetings this week. It was clear that the team was not happy with them.
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While Tua Tagovailoa wasn’t asked to do much thanks to a dominant day from Miami’s defense and finished with only 93 yards, Brian Flores‘ decision to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick for the rookie certainly didn’t backfire. © Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Speaking of that decision, we now have some more details on the Dolphins’ thought process. The fact that Miami owns the Texans’ first and second-round draft picks next April played a role, sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. With the way Houston is circling the drain at 1-6, those picks figure to be very high.