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LSU Football: Joe Burrow Is the Sixth Best SEC QB

LSU Football: Joe Burrow

LSU Football: Joe Burrow

The SEC might be the deepest conference for quarterbacks in 2019. One of the better signal-callers in the conference this upcoming season is LSU's Joe Burrow.

In fact, Burrow comes in at No. 6 in Athlon Sports' SEC Quarterback Rankings.

Here's why: Burrow was a huge pickup as a graduate transfer at the conclusion of spring practice for coach Ed Orgeron last season. The Ohio State transfer provided a steady presence under center, completing 57.8 percent of his throws for 2,894 yards and 16 touchdowns to five picks. Burrow also added 399 yards and seven rushing scores. The Ohio native saved his best performances for the end of 2018 season, scoring six times versus Texas A&M and accounting for 394 passing yards and four touchdowns against UCF in the Fiesta Bowl. LSU’s transition to more of a spread offense should be a great fit Burrow’s skill set. 

How's the rest of the SEC looking? Check out our entire SEC Quarterback Rankings for the season ahead.