Joe Burrow won the 2019 Heisman Trophy. It took a special season to pull off what might have been the strongest field of all-time.
Joe Burrow Won The Heisman Trophy …
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And it took something extraordinary to do it.
Joe Burrow won the 2019 Heisman Trophy with 91% of the votes – the biggest landslide winner of all-time, beating Troy Smith’s previous mark of 86.7% in 2006.
And for the final tally …
1. QB Joe Burrow, LSU 841 1st place, 2,608 points
2. QB Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma 12 1st place, 762 points
3. QB Justin Fields, Ohio State 6 1st place, 747 points
4. DE Chase Young, Ohio State 20 1st place, 643 points
5. RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin 6 1st place, 189 points
Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa finished his season with a QB Rating of 206.93. It was the most efficient season in the history of college football, and he didn’t even finish among the Heisman finalists.
Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard ran for 1,936 yards and 21 touchdowns, and Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor ran for 1,909 yards and 21 touchdowns. They’re both probably going to finish with 2,000 yards after their respective bowl games, and neither one finished among the finalists.
Washington State’s Anthony Gordon threw for 5,228 yards and 45 touchdowns – averaging more 70 passing yards per game than Burrow – and he wasn’t close to finishing among the finalists.
Ohio State DE Chase Young was the most devastating pass rusher in college football.
Ohio State QB Justin Fields threw 40 touchdown passes and threw just one pick, and Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts finished with a better regular season than Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray did in their respective Heisman-winning seasons. In any other year, either one of these two would’ve won in a landslide.
But it was Burrow who earned the 2019 Heisman Trophy with one of the greatest seasons of all-time. It took that to get past all of those other phenomenal talents and tremendous seasons to get this thing.
78% for 4,715 yards averaging close to 11 yards per pass with 48 touchdowns and six interceptions with great game after great game after great game against great team after great team after great team.
He was brilliant, he never flinched, and there’s absolutely no knock whatsoever on his season.
He’s the 85th recipient of the Heisman Trophy. We all might have just witnessed the best season out of all of them.