Joe Burrow Adds Perspective to College Football Tumult

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College athletics is in a frenetic place right now. The Big Ten and Pac-12 appear poised to cancel their seasons. The SEC, ACC, and Big 12 do not appear to have come to that conclusion just yet. As a chorus of players, coaches, and administrators tweet #WeWantToPlay, last season’s Heisman trophy winner Joe Burrow has weighed in:

Burrow’s situation may be rare, but he’s right — he would have been at best a mid-round pick had the NFL Draft been held without his magical season at LSU, where he won the Heisman trophy, his team won the national title, and he rocketed all the way up to the top spot in the Draft. Players who are already first round locks will be fine if there’s no season, but canceling the season would prevent everyone else from having the opportunity to improve their stock.

The world will be watching to see which direction college football goes in the coming days and/or weeks.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. Hey Ryan,
    Joe B makes a good point…and makes us wonder about “almost there” guys last year who might have had breakout years in 2020 if they played. It sucks for players and fans alike. And then the ripple effect downward which pushes potential special teamer players out the door to never get a chance.

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