Joe Burrow Reflects on His Journey & Legacy During Heisman Trophy Week
Joe Burrow is the name on the lips of every NFL scout from Los Angeles to South Beach and it’s only December.
Widely expected to go first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, Burrow stole the show in his second year as an LSU Tiger. Burrow became the most dominant College Football player in the country, throwing for over 4,700 yards and 48 touchdowns. The Ohio State transfer has lead his team to an undefeated record, and the number one ranking in the nation.
The senior certainly hasn’t let the hype get to his head, stating he “just tried to do what I need to do to win football games.” This season, it was throw for 4,700 yards and 48 touchdowns.” Burrow certainly did just that, while having one of the most surprising year to year developments in College Football history.
Many players have made monumental jumps in development before, but Burrow’s 2019 is on another level. Last year, Burrow threw for only 2,800 yards and 16 touchdowns. Tripling your touchdown output in only a year is almost unheard of. Burrow credits his off-season work with teammates. “in the off-season with all receivers, building that trust, knowing exactly when they’re going to break their routes off. Just knowing exactly where they’re going to be at all times.”
For all his exploits on the field, Joe Burrow has remained humble off of it. He was sure to credit “all teammates and coaches, past and present,” for aiding in his success. However, the senior now has bigger goals.
Burrow then spoke a little more about what keeps him motivated. “Coming to college with the goals of being a starting QB, and winning the Heisman trophy, when that happens you create more goals. That’s what keeps me grounded, I’m striving to be the best.” Sure sounds like Joe Burrow has an awfully bright future in football ahead of him, no matter what happens during the College Football Playoff.