Hall-of-Fame quarterback Joe Namath became the latest person to weigh in on a potential Trevor Lawrence and New York Jets pairing.
For the former Jets great, nothing is off the table for the current Clemson quarterback. Even potentially forcing a trade.
In a phone interview with ESPN on Friday, Namath acknowledged that he didn’t know Lawrence’s mindset or situation, but that anything could happen in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.
“Anything could happen in this world, damn near anything — except for the Jets maybe making the playoffs this year,” Namath said. “It’s happened before, so why would it shock anybody?”
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Namath continued and brought up what happened with Eli Manning and the Chargers, when the team was still in San Diego in 2004. The retired quarterback expressed his desire to not play for the organization that drafted him and he seemingly forced his way to the Giants.
Namath brought that story up to ESPN to show that if Lawrence wanted to get out, there is a fairly famous precedent.
“Thinking back to the Manning family and Eli Manning and San Diego, there are some people that may not want to go [to a certain team] for whatever reason,” Namath said.
Still, “Broadway Joe” thinks the Jets would love to take Lawrence if he’s available when they’re on the clock.
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