The quarterback has recently used his voice for good, weighing in on the protests surrounding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. He posted a few tweets on Friday that are hard to argue against.
Lawrence played high school football in Georgia and now resides in South Carolina. When he speaks like this, he's defending numerous teammates whose very lives would be endangered by simple misunderstandings, which is not the case for Lawrence.
The quarterback has likely gained some great respect here by siding with those he fights alongside on the football field.
Lawrence's points hit home during a time in the country when change is clearly needed. This is not a problem that is just going to go away on its own, and a prominent athlete siding with those being oppressed should speak volumes about his own character, and also show fans that they should follow his lead.