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NFL insider reveals how Trevor Lawrence deal could impact Jordan Love, Tua Tagovailoa

By meerna Jun18,2024
NFL insider reveals how Trevor Lawrence deal could impact Jordan Love, Tua Tagovailoa

Last week, the Jacksonville Jaguars made the largest commitment to a player in franchise history, signing Trevor Lawrence to a market-leading contract that ties him to the team until 2030.

But now that Lawrence’s deal is official after over a year of speculation, what impact could Lawrence’s contract have on the rest of the market?

This question is so common these days that other quarterbacks are interested in offers, such as Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins, Jordan Love of the Green Bay Packers and Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys. Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer has some insights on what Lawrence’s deal will look like for the next wave of quarterbacks.

“My first thought on the Trevor Lawrence deal: the contract includes a really strong set of guarantees that show the quarterback’s commitment. The Jacksonville Jaguars have basically focused on his first three years, which total $170 million. Most of his fourth-year starter is fully guaranteed at signing, with the rest becoming eligible the year before. He now has a warranty for the entire fifth year due to injury and will acquire the full warranty the year before. That’s a big bet on the QB.

My second thought on the Lawrence deal: If the Miami Dolphins are at all concerned about Tua Tagovailoa’s health or the Green Bay Packers are concerned about Jordan Love’s short history, then these guys who want Lawrence’s guarantee structure could pose a pretty serious problem.

Albert Breer, sports illustration

The Jaguars reached an agreement with the quarterback and former No. 1 pick on Thursday night, signing a five-year contract worth $275 million with $200 million guaranteed and $142 million fully guaranteed.

Lawrence’s deal will pay him an average of $55 million per season, tying him with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow as the NFL’s highest-paid player on an annual basis.

Since being drafted No. 1 overall in 2021, Lawrence has played in 50 regular-season games. Lawrence ranks fourth in franchise history in passing yards with 11,770 and fourth in touchdown passes with 58.

Since then, Lawrence has been voted team captain by his teammates every year of his NFL career and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2022 after recording 387 completions for 4,113 passing yards and 25 touchdowns with a passer rating of 95.2.

He completed 370 passes during the 2023 season, becoming the only quarterback in franchise history to start his career with three seasons with at least 300 pass completions and the second quarterback in team history to record at least 300 completions in three consecutive seasons. He was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week three times in his career, twice in 2022 (Week 3 and 12) and once in 2023 (Week 11).

During his career, Lawrence also recorded 205 rushing attempts for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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