It’s looking more and more like the 2020 college football season will be cancelled.
While that may be what’s best given what the coronavirus is capable of, it will still be a brutal day for the sport and the many athletes that play it.
Joe Burrow knows this better than most.
Going into the 2019 season at LSU, Burrow was viewed as more of a game manager with limited NFL potential. But in what was just his second full season of college football, Burrow would take the sport by storm, guiding LSU to a 15-0 record, winning the Heisman Trophy, and laying claim to the national championship while having one of the greatest seasons a college player has ever had.
Now, imagine if the 2019 season was cancelled. What would have become of Burrow? Would he even be in the NFL right now?
That’s a reality Burrow says could have been very real had he not had a senior season.
I feel for all college athletes right now. I hope their voices are heard by the decision makers. If this happened a year ago I may be looking for a job right now.— Joey Burrow (@JoeyB) August 10, 2020
Thankfully, Burrow had his final season and is now set to lead the Bengals into the 2020 NFL season, which is still widely expected to happen.
If there is a scenario where college football can be played while keeping players safe, then hopefully it plays out that way.