Trevor Lawrence clarifies comments about motivation: 'I don’t need football to make me feel worthy'

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Trevor Lawrence wants to make things clear. He didn't misspeak in his Sports Illustrated profile, you just misheard him. 

Lawrence took to Twitter on Saturday to further explain comments he made to "Sports Illustrated." Lawrence raised some eyebrows after saying he thought it was unhealthy to manufacture sleights just to give yourself extra motivation to win games. Those comments angered some football fans, who demand their quarterback live, breathe and consume football 24/7. 

As Lawrence clarified Saturday, while he loves football, he's not that type of guy

Lawrence's full Twitter comments read:

"It seems as if people are misreading my sentiment. I am internally motivated — I love football as much or more than anyone. It is a HUGE priority in my life, obviously. I am driven to be the best I can be, and to maximize my potential. And to WIN.

"I have a lot of confidence in my work ethic, I love to grind and to chase my goals. You can ask anyone who has been in my life. That being said, I am secure in who I am, and what I believe. I don’t need football to make me feel worthy as a person. I purely love the game and everything that comes with it. The work, the team, the ups and downs. I am a firm believer in the fact that there is a plan for my life and I’m called to be the best I can be at whatever I am doing. Thanks for coming to my TedTalk lol."

Jaguars expected to draft Trevor Lawrence No. 1 overall

Lawrence's comments might anger some fans, but the Jaguars likely won't be fazed by them. Lawrence has been the presumptive No. 1 overall pick for months. If the Jaguars felt anything about Lawrence's personality was a red flag, that probably would have leaked into the rumor mill by now.

Taking Lawrence No. 1 overall is probably the right move. In his three years at Clemson, Lawrence has thrown for 90 touchdowns against 17 interceptions. 

That's lofty production for a guy some fans want to claim doesn't care enough about football.

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