Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence has officially signed his first NFL contract, and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports it’s an “unprecedented” deal because of the way it’s set up.
The contract is for four years and $36.8 million, complete with a $24.1 million signing bonus. Lawrence has a fifth-year option on the deal. The “unprecedented” part involves the “language and payment structure.”
It’s no surprise Trevor Lawrence is getting this kind of special contract given what he means to this franchise moving forward. He’s the quarterback of the future after going No. 1 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, and the Jaguars are expecting him to be an elite option under center for a long time.