Joe Burrow's response when Alabama wanted him to transfer in to be third-string QB? 'You guys must not know about me yet'
Believe it or not, at one point, Alabama envisioned having a quarterback room of Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts and Joe Burrow on its roster heading into the 2019 season.
If Burrow didn’t have his level of faith and confidence in his abilities as a player, it may have happened, but of course, the LSU legend decided to roll the dice and transfer to Baton Rouge to compete for the starting job with Ed Orgeron’s program. The move paid off and the rest is history as Burrow is all but assured to be drafted higher than both Hurts and Tagovailoa in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft after winning the 2019 Heisman Trophy and helping lead the Tigers to the program’s latest national championship.
Despite all his success in Baton Rouge, Burrow is still driven by the lack of respect he was given after he decided to leave Ohio State as a graduate transfer.
During his recent appearance at the Super Bowl, Burrow revealed Alabama was interested in him after he decided to transfer out at Ohio State but only as a third-string option. As you could imagine, Burrow did not appreciate that offer looking back on his options after leaving Ohio State.
“People like Alabama were calling me and wanted me to be their third-string quarterback and I was like, ‘Me? You guys must not know about me yet,'” Burrow shares in the clip below from “The Lefkoe Show.”
Maybe that explains why Burrow fired off one last shot at Alabama during LSU’s national championship celebration in Baton Rouge last month.
“The final scoreboard didn’t show it, but that was complete dominance,” Burrow said when referencing LSU’s win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Burrow sure is confident for a “third-string” quarterback.
When Joe Burrow was transferring from Ohio State, schools were offering him their third-string jobs.
"You guys must not know about me yet."
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) February 24, 2020