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:
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.
— Joey Burrow (@JoeyB) August 10, 2020
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.