Michael Rosenberg profiled Trevor Lawrence for Sports Illustrated and the resulting picture was a supremely talented young man who realizes there's more to life than identifying the Mike linebacker or establishing the run in order to set up play-action to take the lid off of a defense. The former Clemson standout and expected top overall pick in the NFL Draft was infinitely refreshing in not affecting the sneer of a person with a manufactured chip on his shoulder who eats, breathes, and sleeps football.
Among the nuggets Lawrence shared:
"It's not like I need [football] for my life to be O.K. 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? You kind of waste it if you don't."
"It's hard to explain that because I want people to know that I'm passionate about what I do and it's really important to me, but ... I don't have this huge chip on my shoulder, that everyone's out to get me and I'm trying to prove everybody wrong. I just don't have that. I can't manufacture that. I don't want to."
Because no level-headed deed goes unassailed, the absolute dumbest knuckle-draggers in the world attempted to turn this is a red flag for Lawrence. Whether he needed to or not, Lawrence offered further thoughts on his previous thoughts with a three-tweet thread that, once again, highlighted his maturity, curiosity, and humor.