A segment of Bears fans has been clamoring for the team to tank its season to draft Trevor Lawrence, starting the campaign as early as halftime Week 1. And while one might think a 5-1 start would quiet some of those voices, a loss on Monday Night Football brought new life to the #TankForTrevor movement.
But let’s be realistic for a moment. Unless the Bears lose out and the Jets go on a hot streak, Chicago’s football team won’t be positioned to draft the Clemson stud. Heck, he hasn’t even fully committed to this being his final season on campus:
Trevor Lawrence speaking today on his future at Clemson: "My mindset has been that I'm going to move on. But who knows? There's a lot of things that could happen." https://t.co/tSKhlxXskF
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 27, 2020
Lawrence’s hinting that he would consider returning to Clemson is an eyebrow-raising development. In September, Lawrence shared that it was his expectation that 2020 would be his final year of college football. But as recently as last week, one former NFL standout advised Lawrence to stay in school if the Jets landed the first pick. It’s laughable to think Lawrence would pass on the opportunity to be the first pick in 2021. But maybe Lawrence is willing to heed that advice because, c’mon now, have you watched the Jets!?
So if you’re a Bears fan, you should start hoping that Lawrence pulls a shocker and returns to school. It’s not totally unthinkable. Andrew Luck did it in 2011 before ultimately declaring for the pros a year later. Because that might be the only way this franchise gets their hands on a sure-fire, can’t-miss quarterback prospect.