LSU’s Joe Burrow is just a few days away from winning the Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football. He’s playing the quarterback position better than anyone in the country right now.
Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence is also an outstanding quarterback, though he hasn’t had the season Burrow has. ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky is clearly a big fan of Lawrence.
This morning, Orlovsky said “there’s no quarterback in college football” playing better than Lawrence. His colleague Marcus Spears did not agree.
Spears, an LSU alum, had to leave his chair and walk off the set because he was laughing so hard at Orlovsky’s comment. You can see his reaction below.
Marcus Spears is all of us when someone says Joe Burrow isn't the best quarterback in college football. pic.twitter.com/dnwVPSGKT3
— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) December 9, 2019
Poor Orlovsky. He’s one of the best analysts in the business, full stop. But this take is probably a bit too far.
Lawrence, who can turn pro for the 2021 NFL Draft, is probably still thought of with higher regard than Burrow by most NFL scouts. However, Burrow’s resume on the field this season speaks for itself.
Of course, these two gunslingers could wind up meeting on the field pretty soon. If LSU and Clemson win their respective College Football Playoff games, they will face off for the national championship.