Joe Burrow capped off his legendary run with the LSU Tigers by taking down Clemson Monday night and winning the College Football Playoff National Championship.
The game was obviously won by a total team effort, but Burrow is the superstar and will go down as a hero in the state of Louisiana above all others among the Bayou Bengals' ranks. His profound impact is reflected on the latest cover of Sports Illustrated cover, which features a play on words that will give the LSU faithful a thrill.
Burrow is surely pointing straight ahead to the Cincinnati Bengals' front office, telling them not to make the ultimate mistake by passing on him in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The quarterback transferred to LSU after a rough go at Ohio State and had only modest success in his first season before becoming the runaway Heisman Trophy winner in December.
LSU fans should grab a copy or two of this magazine and frame the cover. Players like Burrow don't come around all that often -- he deserves all the tributes he's gotten, with plenty more still to come.