Clemson football quarterback Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 6,945 yards and 66 touchdowns in his first 30 games as the Tigers quarterback.
There are monumental expectations for Clemson football and Trevor Lawrence in 2020. He is expected to lead the Tigers to a third straight national championship this year and any bump in the road will probably not be forgiven by college football pundits or fans.
That is a lot of pressure to put on any one person or team but it is the pressure that those who have willingly chosen Clemson have signed up for. When you go to a program that has made four national title appearances in the last five seasons, there is an expectation of greatness that is carried with you.
From his freshman to sophomore year, Lawrence made quite the leap statistically. He threw for nearly 400 more yards and six more touchdowns than he did the year before while also increasing his rating by nine points.
He did all of that while only attempting just 10 more passes from year to year. Can he make that same type of leap from year two to year three and throw for more than 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns?
Lawrence will have the best arsenal he has had while playing for Clemson football. Classmate Justyn Ross comes back for his third year, tight end Braden Galloway will suit up for the entire season as will senior Amari Rodgers.
Sophomores Joseph Ngata and Frank Ladson will add a ton of depth after seeing playing time their freshman year behind Ross and current Cincinnati Bengal wide receiver Tee Higgins. Also, expect running back Travis Etienne to rack up a ton of yards out of the backfield in 2020 as he is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.
Over/Under 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns: Over
This Clemson football offense will score a ton of points in 2020 and will look a lot more fluid than they did in 2019. While they were much better than given credit for last season, they will look the part this season.
Expect Trevor Lawrence to eclipse both of Deshaun’s 4,000-yard seasons when he had 4,109 in 2015 and 4,593 in 2016. Trevor will set a new school record for both passing yards and passing touchdowns in 2020 as he leads the Tigers to his second national title in three seasons as the starting quarterback.