That's my thought as well. I know nothing of being a player, but I can't imagine saying no to millions to play for free for another year. College is nothing more than a ticket to a potentially better life, so if you're able to get Mahomes money, then at least do it for the rest of us that wish we could, right.You gotta weigh that against the risk of getting injured. The injury insurance is way way less than the guaranteed signing bonus. Two years of ball at Clemson vs. two years of ball at Jets is probably a similar level of injury risk, but the monetary rewards are vastly different.
Any QB that's projected to go in the top 5 is a fool to stay in school, and I'm as big a proponent of staying in school as you'll find. But we're talking millions and millions of dollars differential.
If he does stay another year, that gives the Falcons another chance to learn to tank correctly. Ditch the Cosmopolitans and draft Trevor. That's not going to happen, but one can dream. Actually, as far as Falcons go, I should probably find a better dream to begin with.