Trevor Lawrence: ‘It would be great’ if Jaguars signed Tee Higgins

Trevor Lawrence and Tee Higgins combined for more than 25 touchdowns and 2,000 yards in two years playing together at Clemson. With the latter now set to become a free agent, could a reunion be in the cards?

Probably not, according to Lawrence, but he certainly doesn’t hate the idea.

“I would be very surprised if Cincinnati lets him go, I don’t think that’s going to happen,” Lawrence told Yahoo Sports when asked about Higgins this week. “But if there was an opportunity, it would be great to play with Tee.

“We’ve texted a little back and forth. The league’s funny, you just never know how things are gonna work out. So many factors are at play, but of course, that’s a guy that I played with, we have a great chemistry, great player. I would not be upset at all if he came to Jacksonville.”

Higgins, who was a second-round pick for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020, has 257 career receptions for 3,684 yards and 24 touchdowns. While he’s been a valuable part of the Bengals offense, the team made Joe Burrow the highest paid player in the NFL and will presumably want to dole out a huge contract to wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase too.

If that means Higgins hits the market in March, he’ll be one of the top players available and will likely receive a hefty deal wherever he lands. For the Jaguars to be the team that opens up the pocketbooks for Higgins, it’d likely mean Calvin Ridley is allowed to leave.

Like Lawrence said, the Bengals may be interested in keeping their core of young offensive talent in place. And even if Higgins does leave, the Jaguars may not be the team in the best position to scoop up the receiver.

You probably shouldn’t count on Jacksonville getting the Clemson band back together. Even for Lawrence, it’s an idea that is fun to think about, though.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire