LSU Football: Another insane stat that shows Joe Burrow’s greatness

LSU football's Joe Burrow (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
LSU football's Joe Burrow (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

There’s no doubt at this point that LSU football’s Joe Burrow is one of the greatest college football players of all time.

Maybe it’s just me, but I never get tired of seeing stats that illustrate the greatness of LSU football’s Joe Burrow.

It seems like every week we’re reminded of how truly special Burrow’s 2019 season was.

On Sunday, The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman pointed out an insane stat that not only shows how great Burrow was in 2019, but it also shows how much better he was than his competition.

In Burrow’s final three games of the 2019 season (the SEC Championship game and matchups against Oklahoma and Clemson in the College Football Playoff), he threw 17 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.

That’s ridiculous.

But wait, there’s more.

Feldman also noted the combined stats of the quarterbacks that Burrow faced in those three games.

Georgia’s Jake Fromm, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts and Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence combined for one touchdown and three interceptions.

That stat comparison is almost impossible to believe. Fromm, Hurts and Lawrence are three incredible talents that will likely have extremely productive NFL careers. Most folks already consider Lawrence the top selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

And Burrow was A LOT better than all three of them in the three biggest games of his career.

Sometimes I think maybe we’re making Burrow too much of a “sure thing”. We’ve seen plenty of highly touted players fail to live up to the hype in the NFL.

But then I see stats like what Feldman pointed out and it erases any doubt — Burrow is going to be a star at the next level.

By the way, that wasn’t the only crazy stat that Feldman pointed out on Sunday. Here’s one more:

  • Burrow led LSU to four touchdowns on five trips in the red zone against Clemson. They had previously only allowed 10 touchdowns in the red zone in 2019.

There’s really only one word to describe Joe Burrow.