Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence has at least two seasons of eligibility left with the Tigers, but he's apparently received an offer to leave right now.
Tom Brady's agent, Don Yee, is starting a developmental football league called Pacific Pro Football. The league will pay its players, help them get endorsements and then let them leave for the NFL when eligible.
Yee would like Lawrence to come play for his league.
Enter Don Yee, the agent for Tom Brady, who’s starting up Pacific Pro Football, a minor league that plans to start playing this year. Yee says the developmental league would pay Lawrence a salary now, help him land endorsements, and then allow him to leave for the NFL when he’s eligible.
“Trevor Lawrence at Clemson, we would like to make him a player offer right away,” Yee said on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville. “He would be a professional and he would learn an NFL-style game before he declares for the draft.”
Of course, Lawrence isn't going to be leaving Clemson for this developmental league (probably, anyway).
Still, the idea of college football players being able to leave school after a season or two, get paid from another league and then head to the NFL is intriguing.
Lawrence, meanwhile, will head into the 2019 season at Clemson as the Heisman Trophy frontrunner, leading a national title favorite.