With the news that Patriots QB Tom Brady would be leaving the organization, could New England look to tank for Trevor Lawrence this upcoming season?
Tom Brady, one of the biggest names in the NFL, announced Tuesday morning that he would be leaving the New England Patriots in favor of pursuing other options during free-agency.
Brady, who had been the Patriots’ quarterback for 20 seasons, led New England to six Super Bowl victories and also won the NFL MVP Award on three separate occasions.
With the 42-year-old veteran out of New England, the Patriots will be looking for another big splash to come in and lead their franchise. But could they potentially wait a year?
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence is set to be eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft and there are already several organizations linked to showing interest in Lawrence. With Trevor Lawrence being considered the best NFL quarterback prospect by many league analysts in years, Bill Belichick could elect to hold off signing a QB in the 2020 free-agency period and, instead, take his shot at potentially landing Lawrence in the draft next spring.
Tanking for Trevor Lawrence
It makes a lot of sense that the Patriots would want to go after a potential game-changer like Lawrence, but the truth is that the room is already pretty full.
The Carolina Panthers announced they’re interested in trading away Cam Newton and they’ve been closely tied to interest in Lawrence, as well. Other NFL organizations like the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Chargers, Chicago Bears and Las Vegas Raiders could also be teams to watch in the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes.
Lawrence, who enters his junior season with Clemson this year, will be looking to lead the Tigers back to the National Championship game for a third-straight time and potentially win his second National Title.
Lawrence is also considered one of the odds-favorites to win the 2020 Heisman Trophy.