JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jaguars quarterback and No. 1 total decide Trevor Lawrence signed his four-year rookie contract Monday, clearing the way in which for him to attend the beginning of coaching camp in three weeks.
Beneath the NFL’s rookie slotting system, Lawrence’s deal was projected to be price $36.8 million and included a $24.1 million signing bonus. He’ll rely $6.7 million in opposition to the wage cap in 2021. The contract additionally features a fifth-year choice that’s connected to each rookie deal for first-round picks.
A supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter that particulars of the contract embody:
Lawrence’s signing bonus can be paid inside 15 days and the quarterback is deemed to have handed his bodily for signing bonus functions.
There is no such thing as a offset language within the contract, that means that he would nonetheless obtain the complete quantity of assured cash remaining in his contract even when he had been to be launched and signal with one other group.
Nearly all of Lawrence’s compensation will are available in his roster bonuses in 2022, 2023 and 2024. He’ll earn that bonus if he’s on the 90-man roster on the third day after the necessary reporting date.
Lawrence will earn his roster bonus even when he’s on the lively non-football harm record.
With Lawrence beneath contract, Jacksonville has now signed six of its 9 draft picks. Operating again Travis Etienne (first spherical), cornerback Tyson Campbell (second) and offensive deal with Walker Little (second) stay unsigned.
Lawrence is predicted to be a direct starter in Yr 1. He went 34-2 at Clemson, recording the third-best successful proportion by a beginning quarterback (minimal 30 begins) in faculty soccer since 1978. He completed his faculty profession undefeated in regular-season play and led the Tigers to the nationwide championship as a freshman in 2018.
The Related Press contributed to this report.