Gary Danielson ranks Joe Burrow's season among top 3 by a college QB
Gary Danielson has been around college football for a long time. And the CBS analyst has had few players impress him the way LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has this season.
Burrow is having a historic year, as he’s already set SEC records by passing for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns. Plus, he’s led the Tigers to a 13-0 season so far and their first appearance in the College Football Playoff.
Danielson can only think of two other college quarterbacks he’s covered that have been this impressive — Cam Newton at Auburn and Vince Young at Texas.
“Cam’s senior year, Vince Young’s senior year and this one are the three most dominant quarterbacks I’ve ever seen,” Danielson said on College Sports on SiriusXM on Monday.
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) December 9, 2019
Danielson also praised Burrow’s ability to move out of the pocket and overall athleticism, stating that’s part of what makes the LSU quarterback a special player.
“He’s not a Blake Sims, Tim Tebow scrambler where you’re nervous about where he’s going to go,” Danielson said. “He’s a maneuvering in the pocket, ‘Oh no, I can do more and burn you.’ There’s not very many people that I’ve covered that plays this type of ball. I don’t think he has the strongest arm I’ve ever seen. … He just seems to know how to play football.”
Burrow and LSU will look to advance to the National Championship Game when the No. 1-seeded Tigers play Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.