Alright… it’s the business and talent evaluation / acquisition part of the season for the NFL. (I love making things sound fancier than they actually are!) One of my favorite times of the year. Mostly because I enjoy watching the college kids get to move on to the next phase of their lives.
The free agency part of it is good too, but I really like the young ones coming in. Maybe it’s because of the fact that I’m a pediatric nurse practitioner and I love all things growth and development-wise. And watching the growth and development of players is always fun for me. But I digress.
It’s time for one my most favorite events in the NFL year: The Combine. This year, I want to know… who are you looking for at the combine? Some people like to watch a specific position group, and others like to watch a certain player.
December 14, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, the winner of the most coveted award in all of college football will be announced: the 2019 Heisman trophy.
On average, 3-4 players are typically invited as a finalist. This year, however, I believe the race comes down to two candidates.
The favorite being Joe Burrow, the outstanding Louisiana State University Tiger’s quarterback. Burrow without a doubt has been the most consistent quarterback in the country. The Ohio State transfer will take his Tigers to the SEC championship game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
On Monday, Burrow (via Teleconference) told the national media – “We’re fired up to be here. LSU hasn’t been there since 2011, so this is one of the goals we had for the season. So we’re fired up to play.”
With Heisman ballots already out. Many are said to be holding off till most of the conference games are played this weekend. If Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers play up to their expectations, there is very little doubt among experts that you will hear Joe Burrow named called December 14. Or is there?