Joe Burrow started off in Columbus, Ohio with the Buckeyes. Burrow played a bit with the scarlet and gray, but never had highlight reels made of him in those colors.
There will — and already have been — highlight reels made of him in LSU Tiger colors. This season, Burrow has been absurdly effective. So effective that he is the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.
On Saturday, against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, Burrow likely solidified his incoming award.
We thought that Burrow catching his own pass and running for a first down was his Heisman moment. Well, so much for that.
In the third quarter, Burrow scrambled away from pressure and tossed a bomb down the field that left everybody who saw it talking. Here’s the play:
Joe Burrow’s 2019 season summed up in a tweet. pic.twitter.com/nLTsxqX9cD
— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) December 8, 2019
Here are some of the reactions:
Oh my goodness, what a play. Give that kid the Heisman right now. #LSU
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) December 7, 2019
Good lord Joe Burrow. Holy cow.
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) December 7, 2019
— Saturday Down South (@SDS) December 7, 2019
Joe Burrow right now pic.twitter.com/YFXz0h7JA0
— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) December 7, 2019
Joe Burrow, American Hero.
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) December 7, 2019
That was unreal.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) December 7, 2019
Joe Burrow is great TV
— The Solid Verbal (@SolidVerbal) December 7, 2019
That was tough Joey B
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr🌹 (@dh_simba7) December 7, 2019
every NFL scout in America watching that last play by Burrow pic.twitter.com/c5RyQp2nh5
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) December 7, 2019
Heisman moment sealed.
— Michael Oher (@MichaelOher) December 7, 2019
Burrow is absurd. And this SEC Championship Game just proves it.