Clemson sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence hasn’t had much adversity in his football career up to this point. But he is prepared just in case.
According to a tweet by Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, Lawrence has an insurance policy in the event future injuries prevent him from playing at the next level.
McMurphy’s tweet read, “Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence has $5 million insurance policy that covers permanent total disability if unable to play in NFL, sources told @Stadium. Lawrence expected to be among top picks in 2021 NFL Draft.”
In the 2021 NFL Draft were held today, most experts believe the Clemson quarterback would, at the very least, be the top player at his position selected.
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. recently compared the presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2020 class, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, to Lawrence.
“When you look at Trevor Lawrence, next year he’s in line to be the No. 1 pick overall,” Kiper said earlier this month.. “If you said they were both available this year, I would go by the guy that’s been under the microscope and has played the much-tougher schedule. I would go with Joe Burrow. But we’ll see. We’ve got Ohio State coming up with Clemson, then we probably have LSU. It will be the first time we’ve seen Trevor Lawrence go up against big-time teams. We’ve seen Joe Burrow do it and been phenomenal. We haven’t seen Trevor Lawrence do it yet this year. We saw it last year. That’s why if you said to me right now, ‘Answer the question,’ I would go with Joe Burrow.”
Lawrence is 25-0 as a starter for Clemson (14-0), which plays LSU (14-0) for the College Football Playoff national title Jan. 13 in New Orleans. A 26th consecutive win for Lawrence would make Clemson the CFP era’s first back-to-back champion.
Clemson is a nation’s-best 69-4 since 2015, and Lawrence has been with the program for the back half of its dominance.
Rated as the nation’s No. 1 ranked player in the 2018 recruiting class by 247Sports Composite, Lawrence has lived up to those lofty expectations.
He unseated Tigers starting quarterback Kelly Bryant, who guided the Tigers to the CFP semifinals in 2017, after Week 4 of the 2018 season. Lawrence followed through on coach Dabo Swinney’s bode of confidence by helping Clemson win its second national title in three seasons. Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns in the 44-16 championship rout of Alabama.
Lawrence began the 2019 season as a favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, but because of a rough stretch of careless play early in the year and a soft strength of schedule, he was overshadowed.
For the season, Lawrence has thrown for 3,431 yards with 36 touchdowns and eight interceptions and rushed for 514 yards and eight TDs. But since Oct. 26, his play has been spectacular.
In Clemson’s last seven games, Lawrence has passed for 1,897 yards with 22 touchdowns and no interceptions. The Tigers are outscoring opponents by an average of 39.6 points over that span.
The CFP national championship game will be televised by ESPN beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Jan. 13.