After beating Clemson in the national title game, LSU football star Joe Burrow went from backup quarterback to transfer to Heisman winner and now legend.
When Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy, he was just the latest talented quarterback to take college football by storm, but what he’s done in clutch situations has been nothing short of unbelievable.
With his five touchdown passes in the national title game against Clemson — a defense that has been solid all season long — Burrow became the single-season record holder for touchdown passes. He is the first quarterback to ever reach 60 touchdown passes, surpassing previous record holder Colt Brennan from Hawaii. He missed the single-season passing yardage record by about 200 but still had over 5,600 in 2019.
Moreover, this postseason (including the SEC title game), Burrow has thrown 16 touchdown passes with zero interceptions. Those numbers are impressive in any three-game stretch, let alone against Georgia, Oklahoma and Clemson.
Burrow led LSU to a historic offensive season and helped change the defense-first culture in Baton Rouge. He broke national title passing records and made it look easy.
The archaic offense became a high-powered machine and that was thanks to Burrow — and Joe Brady.
The Tigers ran away with a national title win over Clemson, led by the talented Trevor Lawrence who was considered the Heisman favorite at the beginning of the year. Burrow looked like the former five-star and No. 1 overall quarterback in the country that Lawrence was out of high school and has been the most improved player in college football this season.
Just because he had a good season doesn’t mean he’s automatically a legend, but it’s the impressive campaign he’s had. He has looked like one of the best college quarterbacks to ever take the field and he made drastic improvements from 2018 to 2019.
It’s hard to think he was once a backup quarterback at Ohio State, forcing him to transfer.
LSU fans love him, college football fans love watching him and one NFL team is going to love drafting him. Burrow is officially a legend and a star we will be talking about for years to come.