LSU football fans have been extremely grateful to watch Joe Burrow tear it up thus far this year as he is on pace for a five-game start similar to Patrick Mahomes.
Every football fan in America knows who Patrick Mahomes is. He is the reigning NFL MVP and legitimately is already making his case to go down as one of the best to ever do it, as long as he stays healthy. Not every football fan knows about LSU football quarterback, Joe Burrow.
LSU fans are certainly familiar with Burrow as the six-foot-four quarterback is already making the case to have the best season for any quarterback in LSU history. If the team makes the College Football Playoff, you could make the case for Burrow being the best LSU quarterback of all-time.
Burrow has enjoyed a red-hot start that has catapulted him into Heisman watch, something that nobody really saw coming a month and a half ago.
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Through four games this season Burrow has 1,520 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, two interceptions and a godly 80.6 completion percentage.
We seemingly see these kinds of stat lines all the time early in the year when highly-ranked teams take on weaker opposition. And while LSU has played three non-ranked teams, they also played Texas, which is where Burrow really started to gain steam.
And the fact of the matter is that we do not always see these stat lines as Burrow could be the first quarterback since Patrick Mahomes to start the year with 2,000 passing yards and 20 passing touchdowns in his first five games.
Burrow is 480 yards short but he is coming up against a poor Utah State defense, and as we have seen, Burrow can easily eclipse that mark against a team of this caliber. If he gets the 480 yards then the three touchdowns are no problem.
It is important to keep in mind that when Mahomes accomplished the feat in 2017 he was throwing the ball a ton, attempting 228 passes through five games. If Burrow maintains his average, he will have attempted 155 passes through five games. Since we are assuming a big day we will move that number up to 170.
That is still 58 pass attempts fewer than Mahomes and it would be lower than any of the seven quarterbacks who have repeated this feat this century. Mahomes actually has the lowest number of attempts this century to post 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in five games.
If that does not showcase how impressive Joe Burrow has been then I do not know what will. He has looked poised and has been nothing but efficient through four games and in terms of being a pure passer, has been the best in the entire nation through a third of the season.
Joe Burrow still has a long way to go before he is Patrick Mahomes but it is still awesome to see that an LSU football quarterback is up there with the ranks of a Big-12 quarterback turned MVP.