Lawrence responds to commitment criticisms: 'I am driven to be the best'
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Quarterbacks are often viewed under a microscope as they transition to the NFL, and it appears Trevor Lawrence is no different.

Many in the media are questioning the former Clemson signal-caller's commitment and passion for football after being quoted in a Sports Illustrated article saying, "I don't have this huge chip on my shoulder."

Lawrence took to Twitter on Saturday to alleviate concerns and said his sentiment was misinterpreted.

"I am internally motivated - I love football as much or more than anyone. It is a huge priority in my life, obviously," he wrote. "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."

Lawrence has always been considered poised under pressure with quiet leadership skills. He started as a freshman for the Tigers in 2018 and won a national championship, ACC Player of the Year, and was second in Heisman Trophy voting over the course of his collegiate career.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are all but certain to select Lawrence first overall on April 29.

Lawrence responds to commitment criticisms: 'I am driven to be the best'
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