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Lawrence: Goal is to win Super Bowl with Jaguars after extension

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Trevor Lawrence opened up about what he expects from him and the Jacksonville Jaguars after signing a record five-year, $275-million extension with the team.

"Obviously, financially, it's amazing," Lawrence said after officially signing his deal Thursday. "But I think even more than that is the stability of being here for the long term. For however many years it ends up being."

He added: "We're heading in the right direction. I want to be the quarterback here. I want to bring a championship to Jacksonville. That's my goal."

Lawrence, now signed through the 2030 season, tied Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals as the NFL's highest-paid quarterback in average annual salary ($55 million). But Lawrence said he won't put himself under extra pressure because of the new contract, which includes $200 million in guaranteed money.

"Playing quarterback in this league is pressure anyway," Lawrence added. "I guess on the outside there's going to be bigger expectations with the long-term deal, being the franchise quarterback, and having the contract to say that - it might change how other people look at it. But for me, I think I've carried that responsibility anyway. Being a starting quarterback in this league is a big responsibility, and the team goes as you go. I know that.

"I'm not going to add any pressure to myself just based on getting this contract. It doesn't really change what I expect of myself and what the team expects of me."

One of the most promising QB prospects in recent memory, Lawrence set career highs with 4,113 yards and 25 touchdowns against just eight interceptions in 2022. His production significantly improved after he threw a league-high 17 interceptions as a rookie in 2021.

The former first overall pick passed for 4,016 yards and 21 TDs to 14 picks last season. The Jaguars, who reached the playoffs two years ago, have posted a 17-16 record with Lawrence under center over the past two campaigns.

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