Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow

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Joe Burrow Player Overview

What You Need To Know:

  • After an average 2018, Burrow stunned the nation by throwing for a record 60 TDs last year.
  • Playing on a stacked offense helped, but Burrow’s accuracy, timing and anticipation looked elite.
  • A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins give Burrow a strong trio of WRs to work with.


Late bloomer

Burrow began his college career at Ohio State. He played behind dual-threat QB J.T. Barrett for 2 seasons before transferring to LSU.

Earning the starting nod in 2018, Burrow posted unspectacular totals. He completed under 58% of his passes, averaged only 7.6 yards per attempt and hit 300 yards just once all year.

Then the fall of 2019 arrived, and with it, a complete 180 in Burrow’s game.

Surrounding talent certainly helped — and it starts with the coaching staff. Passing game coordinator Joe Brady joined the Tigers after serving as an assistant under Sean Payton. He’s credited with implementing the quick-hit, spread offense that helped Burrow find open targets.

On the field, WRs Justin Jefferson (a 2021 1st-rounder) and Ja’Marr Chase (a likely 2021 first-rounder) consistently delivered. Transfer TE Thaddeus Moss also arrived.Mix in versatile RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Burrow was clearly poised for success.

Greatest-of-all-time level success.

Facing a schedule that included 7 top-10 opponents, Burrow fired off the most passing TDs in NCAA history (60). His 5,671 yards were the 3rd most all-time. He really showed up when it counted, going for 349-4 vs. Georgia (SEC Championship), 493-7 vs. Oklahoma (semifinals) and 463-5 vs. Clemson (National Championship).

Burrow went without an INT in his last 5 games. On the year, LSU led the nation in points per game (48.4).

Advanced numbers from Pro Football Focus further highlight Burrow's stunning season. His adjusted completion rate of 81.9% led all D-1 qualifiers. He also led that group in deep passing yards (1,711) and deep pas…

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Joe Burrow Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Jan 16, 2020 Non-NFL Chest Rib Fracture Burrow suffered torn rib cartilage near the end of the second quarter in the College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans.
Aug 14, 2017 Non-NFL Hand Wrist Fracture Burrow suffered a broken bone in his throwing hand during practice and had an operation to repair the fracture. He missed the start of the season