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QB Trevor Lawrence Plans To Take Jacksonville to New Heights as He Locks in His "No-Brainer" Extension

0620 Trevor Extension Article

JACKSONVILLE – The deal is done, and he's wealthier than before.

Trevor Lawrence said what's as important as that is where the deal is done – and what it means for his football future and that of the Jaguars.

The two are one for the foreseeable future, and that's good.

"We love it here; it has become home," Lawrence said.

Lawrence, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft and the Jaguars' starting quarterback the last three seasons, on Thursday signed a five-year contract extension that reportedly means his contract will run through the 2030 season. Lawrence agreed to terms on the contract last Thursday.

"It feels good to really be backed by the organization, by Mr. Khan (Jaguars Owner Shad Khan), [general manager] Trent [Baalke] and everyone involved in making these decisions of, 'Who do you sign long term? Who you keep around?'" Lawrence said. "I'm just grateful for them that they see that in me and they want me to be the quarterback here. That's what I want, but it takes two to tango.

"I'm grateful that they see the value in me, and I really feel confident in what we can accomplish here."

Lawrence called the decision to re-sign a "no-brainer."

"We're headed in the right direction," he said of the Jaguars

Jacksonville, Fla. — Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence arrives at the Miller Electric Center to sign his contract extension on June 20, 2024.

NFL rules mandate that drafted players can sign extensions with their teams following their third season, making this the first offseason the Jaguars could extend the rookie contract Lawrence signed in 2021. Lawrence and Baalke both had publicly said they hoped to reach an agreement before the 2024 season.

Lawrence said he was confident throughout negotiations, and that he was "super-pumped" upon learning for certain a deal would be reached last Thursday.

"It feels good to know I'm going to be here and have that stability," Lawrence said. "It doesn't really change too much, but it does feel good to have it done. That was a goal that the team, myself and my team wanted to get finished by the time training camp came around so we could just put everything towards this year and get ready to go for a championship here."

Lawrence said he doesn't expect added pressure with the contract.

"It is what you make it," Lawrence said. "Playing quarterback in this league is pressure anyway. I guess on the outside, there's going to be a bigger expectation with the long-term deal and being the franchise quarterback and having the contract. That might change how other people look at it. But for me, I think I've carried that responsibility anyway. Being a starting quarterback in this league is a big responsibility. The team goes as you go. I know that.

"I'm not going to add any pressure to myself just based on getting this this contract. It doesn't really change what I expect from myself and what the team expects from me."

Lawrence became the third drafted quarterback in franchise history to sign a post-rookie contract extension, with the others being David Garrard (Round 4, 2002 NFL Draft) and Blake Bortles (Round 1, 2014). He and outside linebacker Josh Allen each signed long-term contract extensions this offseason, with Allen having been selected by the franchise No. 7 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Lawrence on Thursday emphasized the positive of the long-term aspect of the contract.

"Obviously, financially it's amazing and really sets us up for the future and for the rest of our lives," Lawrence said. "That's a huge blessing. Obviously, that's a big deal. But I think even more than that is the stability of being here for the long term.

"We've really settled in. This is home for us. We wanted to be here long-term. It's a place we love to live. We know that because we've had some good and bad times as far as football goes.We love being here either way."

Lawrence's objective now: More good times – and even the best NFL times.

"I want to be quarterback here," he said. "I want to bring a championship to Jacksonville. That's my goal, and I really know that we can accomplish that. I'm excited for that, and it just pairs up to where you happen to love living here, too. Whether this got done or not, Mr. Khan, Trent, [Head Coach] Doug [Pederson] –everyone, all the coaches – expect me to play well and to bring a championship here eventually.

"I know that's the that's the end goal, and that's what I'm here for."

Just made DUUUVAL history❗ QB1 officially signed his five-year contract extension. Trevor Lawrence and his wife Marissa spent time soaking in this moment followed by 1 on 1 interviews, a press conference and photoshoot to celebrate the accomplishment 🤩

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