For the fifth time this season Jayden Daniels was once again recognized by the SEC as the conference’s player of the week. This time around he shared the honors with Missouri’s Brady Cook.
Jayden did what an elite offense is supposed to do to an overmatched opponent: put up video game numbers. Daniels tied Joe Burrow’s record for touchdowns responsible for with eight (8), throwing for six and running for two. Not to diminish what Daniels did, but let’s not forget Burrow scored eight touchdowns against Oklahoma in a damn national semifinal game. Let me be the latest to remind you: 2019 LSU was nuts.
Daniels might not have had the stiffest of competition but the stats don’t lie: more touchdowns (6) than incompletions (5), and 509 yards of offense. Daniels has also eclipsed 3,500 yards and passing and 1,000 rushing, becoming the second SEC quarterback to post those numbers in a single season. The other? Johnny Manziel in his Heisman season. I’m just saying...
Speaking of the Heisman, Daniels is now the betting favorite on a couple different sportsbooks including our sister site DraftKings. Does that mean anything as far as voters are concerned? Not really, but it’s promising.
We have one final chance to see Jayden Daniels light it up inside Tiger Stadium, and that will be this Saturday against Texas A&M. I know it’s an 11:00 A.M. kick and it’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but if you’re able I highly suggest you make it out to pay tribute to one of the greatest to ever wear the purple and gold.