Trevor Lawrence chooses MGC Sports agency for representation

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James Johnson
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Trevor Lawrence announced that he was moving on to the pros Wednesday with a heartfelt message to the University of Clemson and its fans. Today, he proceeded to sign with a sports agency — and it’s one the Jags are familiar with in MGC Sports.

MGC Sports is the company that has represented longtime Jags backup offensive lineman Tyler Shatley, who also played at Clemson. In their Twitter bio, the state of South Carolina and the city of Nashville are listed as the company’s place of location, which makes sense as they represent a lot of former Clemson players. That includes former Tigers like receivers Adam Humphries and Hunter Renfrow and Las Vegas Raiders lineman John Simpson.

Most believe the Jags will undoubtedly take Lawrence with the No. 1 overall pick. That especially should be the case when owner Shad Khan expressed the desire for a just franchise quarterback days ago.

“I think obviously developing a young quarterback, we’ve been very unsuccessful at that. [The] last eight years, we haven’t had a franchise quarterback, so I think that is very, very important,” Khan said Monday.

Ultimately, the Jags won’t have to worry much about rookie contract negotiations under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which has a set amount for each of the draft’s 255 selections.

Once the salary cap is set later in the year, we’ll be able to estimate what the first pick’s contract will look like. However, for the sake of comparison, the No. 1 overall pick of 2020, Joe Burow, signed a fully guaranteed contract worth $36.19 million with a signing bonus of $23.9 million. If taken first, Lawrence’s deal could be somewhere in that same ballpark or maybe less when considering the impact COVID-19 will have on the 2021 salary cap.