If everyone is being truthful, Clemson football quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the best signal-caller in the country and there isn’t a close second.
Trevor Lawrence has been the quarterback of the future since he was 14. Everyone knew then that he was special and what he accomplished playing Georgia High School football may never be seen again. It was not until they were rising seniors that Justin Fields joined the conversation from a national level.
There are late bloomers and Fields was definitely one of those. Fields had offers entering his junior year after making the rounds at school camps but he was not ranked among the nations best at that point in time. Trevor had been the top player in the country for more than two years at that point.
As we have seen with Bubba Chandler, all it takes is one big offer and the rest start rolling in. With Fields UGA, Alabama, Texas, Florida, and Florida State all offered at the conclusion of his junior year. That attention got him placed on the Netflix show QB1.
Meanwhile, Trevor Lawrence by that point had already had more than 100 offers, was committed to Clemson, and able to focus on his development.
The two went their separate ways as freshman, Fields unable to unseat the average quarterback for UGA while Lawrence was able to outplay and oust Kelly Bryant and then lead Clemson to a national title as a freshman, becoming just the second true freshman to do such a thing.
A year later after an impressive year at Ohio State, everyone wants us to believe that once again Justin Fields is as good as Trevor Lawrence and will unseat him as the top pick in the 2021 draft.
It won’t happen.
Trevor Lawrence is by far the best quarterback in the country and it shows on the field. Everyone wants to talk about how “bad he looked at times in year two”, but truth be told he was better in every category possible but happened to throw four more interceptions.
Trevor Lawrence was able to lead a young rebuilding Clemson football program to an undefeated regular season, an ACC title, and a win over the best Ohio State football team ever. Meanwhile Fields was able to finish just ahead of Lawrence in Heisman voting and then threw a game-ending interception when his team needed him the most.
Justin Fields could go on to do amazing things in his football career and take nothing away from him. Because he and Trevor grew up just 15 miles apart and have the same quarterback coach, they will always be linked. Make no mistake about it, Trevor will always the best quarterback of the two and it will never be a real argument.
Others want to throw players like UNC signal-caller Sam Howell in the mix, Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, Notre Dame’s Ian Book, Brock Purdy at Iowa State, or Kedon Slovis at USC as well. They are all very good college quarterbacks but none of them are Trevor Lawrence and none of them will come close.
Should Trevor decide to stay for all four years, he is on pace to finish in the Top 10 in passing yards and Top 5 in passing touchdowns all-time. No other quarterbacks in the country can say that or have the hardware that he does either.