Trevor Lawrence refers to “misreadings” about motivation to play football
Trevor Lawrence doesn’t need football to be good in his life, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have the motivation to play the sport as he makes his way to the NFL.
Former quarterback Clemson, who allegedly took first place in the 2021 NFL Draft, clarified Wednesday’s budget on Saturday Illustrated Sports in the article he said he didn’t have “that horrible chip on my shoulder”. This called into question some of his motivation to play in the league, although he said his initial comments were “misread”.
“People seem to be reading my feeling wrong. I’m motivated inside – I love football more or less than anyone else,” Lawrence he tweeted. “It’s a huge priority in my life, of course. They encourage me to be the best I can and maximize my potential. AND TO WIN.
“I have a lot of confidence in my work ethic, I love to grind my goals and follow me. You can ask anyone who has been in my life. That said, who I am and what I believe in. I don’t need football to feel decent as a person. I love the game and that everything that comes with it. The work, the team, the ups and downs. I am a believer. I plan to be the best I can be in my life and in everything I do.
Here are the comments that prompted Lawrence’s critique, which showed no other deficiencies or flaws in the draft process, intangible or otherwise:
“It’s not my football the way I need it (life) to be okay,” Lawrence said He told SI. “I want to do it because I want to be the best I can be. I want to maximize my potential. Who wouldn’t want to? If you don’t waste it.
“It’s hard to explain that because I want people to know that what I’m doing is passionate and very important to me, but … I don’t have this huge chip on my shoulder, I’m trying to get them all out and prove everyone wrong. I don’t have that. I can’t do that. “I don’t want to.”
The lack of motivation for the game of football – which has really invested an interest in anything outside of the sport – has long been a cause for concern among NFL explorers, GMs and coaches. But it’s the NFL business after all, and it looks like Lawrence is getting closer to that. And no, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have the motivation to be the best player he can be.