Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable players in the NFL not only because his play on the football field but also because of his indistinguishable looks. Just recently he reminded everyone how marketable he is when he appeared alongside Patrick Mahomes in a commercial for the Adidas brand.
During a commercial on the NBA Finals, Lawrence and Mahomes are asked who the best soccer/futbol/football player of all time is. "Is that a trick question?", Mahomes asks. "There's football and there's futbol". Here's the clip in case you haven't seen it.
Adidas was one of many brands that signed Lawrence for endorsement deals ahead of the 2021 draft. The former Clemson Tiger also inked deals with Bose and Gatorade among others. This made waves on social media because someone said that fellow quarterback Zach Wilson would get better advertisement deals than Lawrence, who would be "marketing for the local Jacksonville Ford dealership".
All things considered, this must be one of the coldest takes ever. Lawrence is seen as a top 5-10 quarterback in the league, depending on who you ask, while Wilson is currently warming the bench trying to learn as much as he can from Aaron Rodgers, who seems more interested in getting the spotlight in New York than winning Super Bowls.
Trevor Lawrence is helping the Jaguars become relevant in the NFL
The Jags were pretty good in the late 1990s, making the playoffs four times and reaching the AFC Championship in their first five seasons as an NFL franchise. They still were good in the 2000s but not nearly as dominant. But then, they went through a drought in the 2010s and became one of the most irrelevant teams in the NFL. From 2008 to 2020, Jacksonville won more than six games in a season just once and that was in 2017, when they played in the Conference Championship game for the third time in team history.
Following their surprising appearance in the AFC Championship in 2017, the Jaguars went on win a combined 11 games the next three seasons and earned the first overall pick in the 2021 draft, which they used on Trevor Lawrence.
Even though the star quarterback had an underwhelming rookie campaign, that was mostly due to Urban Meyer's sheer incompetence. Once Doug Pederson became the head coach in 2022, Lawrence showcased the talent that earned him the moniker of the most talented quarterback prospect to come out of the college ranks since Andrew Luck in 2012. His appearance in the latest Adidas commercial shows how long he's come since the end of the 2021 season.
Heading into Year 3, Lawrence has a chance to solidify his spot as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. If he can pick up where he left off in 2022 and helps the Jacksonville Jaguars keep up, he'll be popping up in commercials and billboards across the country.