Joe Burrow offers incredible commentary on the importance of playing out the season for CFB players: 'I hope their voices are heard'
Last fall, Joe Burrow turned in the most impressive individual single-season performance in the history of college football.
Anyone outside of the LSU football complex that saw that coming from Burrow based on his performance on the field in 2018 would be lying. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner didn’t even have preseason odds to win the award entering the 2019 season.
Keep in mind, these days, nearly 100 players have preseason odds that can be bet on during the preseason.
Needless to say, Burrow made himself a ton of money on the field last fall playing for LSU and leading the Tigers to their latest national championship.
Will players in the SEC have that opportunity this fall? That remains to be seen but it appears players from the Big Ten and the Pac-12 won’t, as reports indicate both of those leagues plan to shut things down.
Following a rough morning of college football news on Monday, Burrow expressed his desire to see college football played in the fall, but not for his own sake — Burrow wants to see players have the opportunity to improve their stock, just as he did last season.
“I feel for all college athletes right now. I hope their voices are heard by the decision makers. If this happened a year ago I may be looking for a job right now,” Burrow shared on Monday.
Burrow likely isn’t exaggerating there. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft may have wen undrafted had he not been given the opportunity to play in 2019.
The decision-makers around college football should at the very least think about the players they are affecting when they rush to make judgment calls on the upcoming college football season — as Burrow notes just how important one season on the field can be for a player few will see coming this fall.