NFL The Marshal of the Tigers is a Heisman favorite and for the 2020 Draft
Lyou LSU Tigers defeated Alabama in an electrifying game by 46-41 so they cut a streak of eight years of dryness before said team and positioned themselves as the leaders of the East division of the Southeast Conference (SEC). Likewise, the result allows those in Louisiana to control their destiny to place themselves in the semifinals, for the first time in their history, of College Football Playoff.
The victory had a proper name: Joe burrow. The quarterback complet 31 of 39 passes for 393 yards by air, 64 ms by land and three score passes to end the unbeaten streak of 31 games of Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
A Burrow exhibition that just three years ago would have been impossible to imagine because, first, The quarterback was not in LSU.
Burrow was a four-star prospect leaving high school in 2015, global quarterback number 19 of that year and the eighth among those classified as 'dual', according to the ranking of 247 Sports. Was seduced by Urban meyer to stay in your state’s main program, Ohio State
The Buckeyes had J.T. Barrett, Braxton Miller and Cardale Jones as quarterbacks, so he was assigned a year of 'redshirt'to Burrow so he wouldn't lose one of his four eligibility. For 2016, Barrett continued in Columbus and was the starter, relegating Burrow to play in games that were already defined, throwing 28 passes and running 12 times more.
In 2017, Barrett again took the job and Burrow was overtaken by Dwayne Haskins to be the substitute, so at the end of the season, seeing that he wasn't going to playr with the arrival of the Georgia transfer, Justin Fields, Burrow opt to change schools.
Having graduated, I had the opportunity to play immediately and thus arrived at LSU, where the position was entirely his, since the Tigers had spent few skinny cows in the quarterback position: Jarrett Lee, Jordan Jefferson, Zach Mettenberger, Anthony Jennings, Brandon Harris and Danny Etling.
But the first year of Burrow did not anticipate what we are seeing in 2019. While LSU finished with 10 wins, its best record since 2013, Burrow completed only 57.8% of his passes for 2,893 yards, 16 touchdowns and 5 interceptions, although most of those numbers had them in the last four games.
The big difference for 2019 came between seasons. The Tigers finally decided to discard their traditional land offensive and join modernity, with an open offensive installed by the former assistant of the New Orleans Saints, Joe Barry. And with that, Burrow exploded.
After 11 weeks, He is the best in the NCAA completing 78.9% of his passes, which are not short passes, since it is one of six players who average more than 10 yards per attempt. He is second in the nation in yards (3,198) and scoring passes (33, which is already LSU's record for a season with three games missing), in addition to being third in rating (202.5, that maintaining it will be the third best effectiveness in the history of the NCAA, behind what Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts are doing this year), in addition to having 189 yards and three touchdowns on the road.
Reasons why I was among the favorites for the Heisman Trophy before the game against Alabama. To take the statuette, you usually look for a 'moment', a move that decants the balance for a candidate. Yes burrow did not have a specific touchdown like Johnny Manziel in 2012 against Alabama, Burrow stayed seven yards from being just the fourth quarterback that exceeds 400 in the 12 years of Saban in Tuscaloosa.
Heisman didn't have a moment, he had a Heisman match tol score the most points to Tide since Saban arrived in 2007, what has Alabama practically out of the race for College Football Playoff, which LSU aspires to reach for the first time at the hands of a QB that also, aims to be among the first chosen in the 2020 NFL Draft.CBS Sports he has it as the sixth best prospect and second best quarterback, behind Tua, but surely that will change if he continues at this level the rest of the season and gives LSU his first conference title since 2011.