Joe Burrow explains how he's handling the Heisman hype
One of the biggest stories in college football through three weeks is the complete transformation of LSU’s offense.
No longer a straight pro-style offense, Joe Brady has literally transformed the Tigers’ passing game. While Brady certainly deserves praise, Joe Burrow is the quarterback who’s running it.
Burrow is second nationally having thrown for 1,122 yards. He’s also tied for second in the nation with 11 passing touchdowns, and his quarterback rating is second only to Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts. The second-year LSU signal caller has surpassed expectations so far, but it’s a long season.
Burrow was a long shot for the Heisman Trophy prior to 2019. Now, he’s in the thick of the race, with some analysts having him in the top three with Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa.
So, how is Burrow handling this newfound Heisman hype? 247Sports’ Billy Embody caught up with Burrow and asked him that very question.
“It’s not that hard for me to ignore,” Burrow said. “It’s Week 3. This is the first SEC game so I’m really not paying attention to it at all. The numbers are great, but I’m all about winning games. I told you that when my numbers weren’t great last year and when they’re great this year, I’m going to tell you the same thing.”
LSU fans should love that answer, too. Burrow is solely focussed on winning games.
Next up for Burrow and LSU is Vanderbilt. The Tigers and Commodores kickoff Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET.