LSU Football: We found something Joe Burrow can’t do
LSU football’s Joe Burrow is poised to be the first player selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
LSU football’s Joe Burrow is undoubtedly the top prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Burrow is considered by many as a “can’t miss player” who could change the trajectory of a franchise.
And he’s absolutely expected to be the first pick in the draft on Thursday night by the Cincinnati Bengals (they aren’t trading the pick away).
It’s no surprise that Burrow is so highly touted. His 2019 season was one for the ages. Burrow passed for 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns and only six interceptions, while completing over 76 percent of his throws.
At this point, it’s fair to wonder if there’s anything Burrow can’t do.
He’s great on the field. He’s a great teammate and he’s an incredible leader.
Burrow’s also a great basketball player (all-state in high school), can play defensive back and was a pretty good youth baseball player.
But there’s at least one thing he can’t do.
Burrow isn’t tech savvy.
A recent article from The Advocate told a brief story about Burrow’s struggle with hooking up the camera equipment that the NFL sent him for the NFL draft.
Burrow’s mom is the one that actually had to put all the equipment together, while Burrow (and his dad) looked on helplessly.
And so it came to pass that for two hours on an April evening, Burrow’s mother, Robin, assembled the broadcast equipment while a Heisman Trophy winner and his father, Jimmy, a retired college football coach, watched while helplessly holding the directions.
“Burrow men aren’t very tech savvy or handy,” said Joe’s older brother, Jamie.
I find a lot of satisfaction in the fact that I’m better than Burrow at one thing in life at least.
Fortunately for Burrow, and the Bengals, assembling a camera setup isn’t a requirement for excelling in the NFL.
Though if it was, I’m sure Burrow would find a way to be the best at it. Right now, though, he has more important things on his mind — like how to turn around a struggling Bengals franchise that hasn’t reached the playoffs since 2015.
The 2020 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday night at 7:00 pm ct/8:00 pm et. Make sure not to tune in late, or you’ll miss Burrow’s name being called first.