JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – The next NFL draft is still months away and already some Jacksonville Jaguars fans are salivating over the idea of the team drafting Trevor Lawrence out of Clemson University.
The Sports Mania store in Jacksonville Beach is doing its part to encourage the Jaguars to select Lawrence, 21, as the team’s quarterback of the future.
On Wednesday afternoon, a shipment of Lawrence Jacksonville Jaguars t-shirts came in and already some people are buying them. Meanwhile, t-shirts for Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew are on sale.
The junior quarterback and 2019 National Championship Game MVP is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft and right now, Jacksonville is poised to have the first pick.
News4Jax spoke with one Jags fan who preordered his Lawrence shirt.
“It would be nice if we do get Lawrence and if we stay in that first spot,” Bruce Swindell said. “We want to get Lawrence, but we should never tank a game.”
If the Jaguars (1-13) lose the last two games of the season, the team is guaranteed the first pick in the 2021 draft.
The Jaguars face the Chicago Bears (7-7) on Sunday and finish the season against the Indianapolis Colts (10-4).