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The Joe Burrow Touchdown Bracket: Day 23

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What was the best Joe Burrow touchdown of 2019? We’re asking you, the reader, to decide

College Football Playoff National Championship - Clemson v LSU Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The NFL Draft started last night and our man Joe Burrow is indeed a Cincinnati Bengal. The Bengals took Burrow first overall and he was one of five Tigers selected in the first round.

You know who else was taken in the first round? AJ Terrell, the Clemson defensive back pictured above being burnt to a crisp by Ja’Marr Chase. Let’s look back on one of the several times Chase took Terrell’s lunch money.

No. 6: Ja’Marr Chase’s 14-yard fade vs. Clemson

The context:

This is just a great throw and catch by Burrow and Chase. Terrell tries to jam Chase at the line but Chase is too strong for him and beats him off the line. Burrow throws an absolutely beautiful ball and drops it right into the bucket.

Couple of extra things to remember here:

  • This gave LSU the lead, a lead that they would not surrender
  • This play immediately followed the Justin Jefferson juke play, what a sequence for LSU
  • AJ Terrell, the corner defending Chase, was picked by the Atlanta Falcons. Talk about on the job training, Terrell’s going to come into Atlanta already used to being torched in the Superdome.

No. 11: Justin Jefferson’s 6-yard dig vs. Texas

The context:

Talk about a gutsy throw, Jefferson definitely paid the price for this touchdown.

It’s 7-3, Texas has the lead after Sam Ehlinger hit Brennan Eagles for a 55-yard touchdown. But LSU, as they would do all season long, responded immediately with a touchdown of its own.

LSU marches down the field in eight plays, covering 75 yards. The drive alternated between short gain and big play: Clyde Edwards-Heliare opened the drive with a four yard run and Jefferson then catches a 17 yard pass; Clyde catches a four-yard pass, then rips off a 24-yard run. You get the picture.

After Lanard Fournette got LSU to the six, Burrow and Jefferson take it from there. And man does Jefferson take a shot. Longhorn defensive back Caden Sterns levels Jefferson but he holds on and puts LSU back on top.

Poll

What was the better Joe Burrow touchdown?

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  • 75%
    The 14-yard fade vs. Clemson
    (105 votes)
  • 24%
    The 6-yard dig vs. Texas
    (34 votes)
139 votes total Vote Now