In 2019, LSU’s Joe Burrow had perhaps the single greatest season any college
quarterback has ever enjoyed, with 60 touchdown passes and just six interceptions.
Before he lost the last six games of the 2020 season to a knee injury, Burrow was
respectably efficient despite an absolutely abysmal offensive line, throwing 13
touchdown passes to just five picks. The point we’re trying to make here is that,
throughout his career as a big-time quarterback at the highest levels of football,
Joe Burrow has been quite-mistake proof, and quite capable of creating big plays.
On Sunday against the Bears, Burrow was all about big plays…
but in this case, it was big plays for the Bears’ defense. On three consecutive passing
attempts, Burrow threw interceptions to three different Bears defenders.
The first pick came with 11:07 left in the game. Burrow tried to hit Tyler Boyd, and he
really didn’t see linebacker Roquan Smith lying in the weeds. The result? A 53-yard
pick-six for Mr. Smith.