LSU Football: Colin Cowherd finally shows Joe Burrow some respect

Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Fox Sports host Colin Cowherd spent a lot of time leading up to the 2020 NFL season disparaging former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow.

“You do realize I’m going to win the Joe Burrow argument,” said Cowherd in May. “He’s going to get mauled this year. He is not going to look good.”

Burrow, of course, played quite well as a rookie in 2020, before injuring his ACL against the Washington Football Team.

If not for the injury, he likely would’ve been the offensive rookie of the year (Burrow was on pace for 4,300 passing yards before his injury, while playing for a bad Cincinnati Bengals team).

As a result of Burrow’s strong rookie season, it appears that Cowherd is changing his tune a bit.

Colin Cowherd has a change of heart when it comes to Joe Burrow

Cowherd is ready to admit that he made a mistake.

This week, while discussing young quarterbacks on his show, Cowherd finally owned up to his bad Burrow takes.

“I think Burrow’s really special,” said Cowherd this week. “I thought Burrow would be a good NFL quarterback. I think I made a mistake. I think he’s really, really special.”

Look, I’m glad that Cowherd is finally seeing the light when it comes to Joe Burrow. But I’m not going to congratulate him on this take. Anyone who has followed college football somewhat closely over the last few years knew that Burrow was a special quarterback coming out of LSU.

And the Bengals didn’t even hesitate to make Burrow the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Good on Cowherd for admitting he was wrong. But his takes, in general, are still terrible — especially when they come to former LSU players.

Maybe he’ll learn from disrespecting Burrow.

Though I wouldn’t count on it.