LSU Football: Pro Football Focus disrespects Joe Burrow

Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports /

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow must have made someone mad at Pro Football Focus.

That’s the only explanation for what I saw on Monday.

Pro Football Focus writer Mike Renner decided to compile some 2020-2021 quarterback redraft rankings this week.

And the rankings straight up disrespect Burrow.

Here are Renner’s rankings (via Twitter):

  1. Trevor Lawrence — Clemson
  2. Joe Burrow — LSU
  3. Zach Wilson — BYU
  4. Justin Fields — Ohio State
  5. Justin Herbert — Oregon

These rankings are silly for several reasons.

Where’s the respect for Joe Burrow?!?!

The idea of reranking draft classes is nothing new. We see it all the time. We are living in the golden age of rankings, lists, and slideshows. What a time to be alive.

But reranking two completely separate classes? One of which hasn’t played a game in the NFL yet?

I’m not sure how much sense that makes.

We already have a good idea of what Burrow and Herbert are going to be as professional players.

Burrow was having a terrific rookie season for the Cincinnati Bengals before tearing his ACL in week 11 against the Washington Football Team.

Herbert capitalized on Burrow’s injury and took home offensive rookie of the year honors after a tremendous rookie campaign for the Los Angeles Chargers.

It’s safe to say that Burrow and Herbert are going to be successful NFL quarterbacks.

We don’t know that yet about Lawrence, Wilson, and Fields. Sure, they’re all three very talented quarterbacks that have the potential to be great in the NFL. But until they do it, we don’t know if they’ll be great or if one of them will be a bust.

For now, Burrow and Hebert should be at the top of any “redraft rankings”, because they’re the only two out of the five that’s proved anything beyond college football.

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It’s amazing that some folks still somehow doubt Burrow, even though he’s done nothing but consistently perform at a high level.

Some people never learn.