LSU quarterback hoisted the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, just as everyone suspected. He was the favorite to claim the most prestigious individual award in sports ever since LSU’s win over Alabama back in early November.

An expectation became reality on Saturday night. Burrow became the first LSU player to win the Heisman Trophy since Billy Cannon in 1959, ending a 60-year drought for the school. And it was a no-brainer to reward the LSU gunslinger for his outstanding season.

Burrow threw for 4,715 yards, 48 touchdowns and completed passes at a near 78 percent clip. He guided the Tigers to a 13-0 record, an SEC title and a berth in the College Football Playoff. As good as Chase Young, Justin Fields and Jalen Hurts were this season, Burrow stood out.

Now that the Heisman Trophy has been announced for this season, everyone starts to look ahead at who could win the 2020 award. Even Burrow made his prediction about next season’s winner.

He’s going with one of the 2019 finalists to be the next Heisman Trophy winner.

“Obviously Justin will be back next year, and I think he’ll win it next year,” Burrow said on Saturday night.

Fields finished third in the Heisman voting this year following his first year as a starting quarterback. He threw for 2,953 yards and 40 touchdowns with just one interception. He also rushed for 471 yards and 10 touchdowns, leading the Buckeyes to a 13-0 record, a B1G championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff.

A lot of years, Fields’ numbers would’ve been good enough to claim the Heisman, but there was just too much competition this season. But if the Ohio State quarterback continues to improve, there’s no reason he can’t be the next Heisman winner.

Burrow won’t be surprised if it happens.

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