Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Athlon Sports released SEC quarterback rankings this week and pegged LSU's Joe Burrow at No. 6.

Burrow, who passed 2,894 yards, 16 touchdowns, along with seven rushing touchdowns in his first season at LSU, was behind Missouri's Kelly Bryant, Florida's Feleipe Franks, Texas A&M's Kellen Mond, Georgia's Jake Fromm, and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa. Here's what they said about Burrow.
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6. Joe Burrow, LSU

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.
Complete SEC QB Rankings:
No. 1 - Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
No. 2 - Jake Fromm, Georgia
No. 3 - Kellen Mond, Texas A&M
No. 4 - Feleipe Franks, Florida
No. 5 - Kelly Bryant, Missouri
No. 6 - Joe Burrow, LSU
No. 7 - Jake Bentley, South Carolina
No. 8 - Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee
No. 9 - Keytaon Thompson, Mississippi State
No. 10 - Matt Corral, Ole Miss
No. 11 - Joey Gatewood, Auburn
No. 12 - Terry Wilson, Kentucky
No. 13 - Ben Hicks, Arkansas
No. 14 - Riley Neal, Vanderbilt
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90 Comments
I believe that Joe is better than 3 QBs that are listed ahead of him.
Reply10 months
Franks? Lol
Reply10 months
Yeah Franks?? They must be leaning on his HS recruit rankings. He looked like a bottom-tier QB against us last year in the passing game. Our guys often respond better when we get these media dings and have a chip on our shoulder. This kind of stuff helps to feed that. Geaux Athlon lol.
Reply10 months
FRANKS AT 4? REALLY? OK. This must be based on national media popularity combining schools and name recognition!!! I can live with 1-3 and Bryant being ahead of JB, but Franks!?!??! He reminds me of the stretch of bad QBs that LSU had during Les Miles' last years. Florida will suck this year unless Dan Mullen is an actual wizard. After doing what he did at State and at OC for UF, If Mullen makes this year's UF team good and Franks is actually anywhere near the 4th best QB, I'll consider him the best offensive mind and QB developer in the SEC, maybe ever!!!
Reply10 months
With a tougher schedule and against good competition Burrow was asked to do more, and has a slightly better rating with a ton more yards, but mostly comparable stats. So stats alone they are even. The eyeball test to me is where Burrow has separated himself. Franks: vs. FBS Winning games-7 attempts-183 completions-101 %-55.2 Yds-1135 Y/A-6.2 TD-6 INT-4 rating-113.74 attempts/game-26.1 yds/game-162.1 JB: vs. FBS Winning G-9 A-285 C-156 %-54.7 Y-1949 Y/A-6.8 TD-8 Int-5 Rating-117.94 A/G-31.7 Y/G-216.6
10 months
those stats aren't games they've won, just against winning FBS teams. excuse the way it looks.
10 months
3 or 4. 6 is a joke. Prove it this season on the field. We finna eat was.
Reply10 months
*ass*
10 months
Franks at 4 is ridiculous
Reply11 months
He did improve quite a bit but I absolutely agree that in no wat should he be higher than JB. FF loses 1-2 more games if he’s starting at LSU last season imo. Can’t put a stat line on that. JB should be #5 to start. I think he ends up top 3 n efficiency for sure next season.
10 months
should be 4
Reply11 months
There's a lot of homerism/butthurt in these comments lol
Reply11 months
Burrow being better than Franks and a guy who hasn't played yet (Bryant) isn't homerism.
11 months
I can understand the Bryant argument. Most people are addressing the fact that Franks is ahead of Burrow. Both struggled against good defenses. You can't ignore the fact that Franks threw 8 more TDs then Burrow.
11 months
This list doesn’t really matter, what counts is where they are at the end of the year. With this new offense, Burrow will be much higher than 6th!
Reply11 months
Good grief, Franks is trash. Dude should be 15th out of the 14 teams
Reply11 months
He was really bad his first year, but he had 24 TDs to 6 INTS last year which is pretty good and he had another 7 TDs rushing. Much better than I thought he did when I looked at the stats.
11 months
More anti Cajun discrimination
Reply11 months
If we did a fan rank of reliable rankings Athlon would only be slightly above Bleacher Report
Reply11 months
slightly below
11 months
These rankings come from gump lovers. You could put a 40 yr old behind the gump line and he'd be successful, there ain't a gump qb who has been a successful pro since namath. Tua is average at best, Burreaux is top 2 this season, just wait.
Reply11 months
“Tua is average at best”...... good lord
11 months
Stabler for certain
11 months
Snake Stabler says hello.
10 months
Wow I can tell a lot of these people didn't watch much football outside of LSU last year. Mond is clearly higher than Burrow and performed WAAAAAY better than Burrow vs good defenses. Burrow had 1 pass TD to 5 ints and a 53% cmp vs the top 5 defenses we played, while Mond had 13 pass TDs (10 in regulation) to 4 ints vs the top 5 defenses he played. And for all the hate Franks gets, Burrow and him share the same thing in common, they both racked up tons of TDs vs the worst defenses they played last year. So putting Burrow clearly above either Franks or Mond is 100% LSU homerism. At best he equals Franks until we see what they do on the field, and he's below Mond. I think all three are better than Bryant though. Than guy has all the talent, scheme, and elite coaching around him, and was still the worst QB Clemson has had since 2010
Reply11 months
Those numbers are off. Burrow had 1 TD pass and two picks against the top 5 scoring defenses LSU played (though he added two rushing TDs against UGA). Mond had something like 8 TDs and 5 Ints against the top 5 scoring defenses he played (and a rushing TD against Bama). Mond is a good player, but Burrow and Mond had very similar the QB ratings. Burrow was playing with an offense which had almost no experience at the skill positions (and he only was on campus for a few months).
11 months
I watched every Florida game that was broadcast (wife is a gator, prayers appreciated) and I did but see much out of Franks. He did somewhat better under Mullen than the year before, but they dumbed down the offense to give him a chance, and he was still often a liability.
11 months
Franks? Did they watch this fricking spaz try to complete a pass last year?
Reply11 months
Mond is terrible
Reply11 months
I thought he looked terrible in HS, the couple games I saw him play on TV for IMG. Couldn’t believe he was a high prospect, much less became a starter (and technically got the W vs LSU).
11 months
That’s exactly where Burrow should be.
Reply11 months
LL7
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Felipe Franks, really???? Whoever came up with this list is a total idiot.
Reply11 months
Most of these supposed “rankings” come from A-holes who have never put on a jockstrap since park ball! That’s OK! Rank him low! That way, he will sneak up on you, and beat your ass!
Reply11 months
Best laugh I’ve had in a while
Reply11 months
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