Burrow had been tearing through the LSU defense at practice, and safety, JaCoby Stevens,
decided he was done with getting thrashed.
“So safety JaCoby Stevens came off the edge on a red zone blitz and smoked Burrow to the
ground. One person remembers Burrow’s helmet even coming off, and Burrow instantly popped
up and charged at Stevens, grabbing his face mask.”
The key takeaway is how Burrow quickly went to stand up for himself without just taking it and
lying down. His mindset has become a signature of his playstyle as well as that he set forth for
the entire team.
This wasn’t the first time Burrow has gotten into it with his teammates on the other side of the
ball. Former LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire recalled linebacker Devin White
trash-talking Burrow early on at practice in 2018. He also stated that Burrow was quick to banter
back with White.
This mindset allows Burrow to get the respect of players on both sides of the ball as it is easy for
a teammate to get behind a guy who is ready to stand up for not only himself but any player on
his team at any moment.
Burrow also backed up his talk with his extreme work ethic that showed in his final season at
LSU. Burrow was projected as a backend draft pick. With his work he put in during the
offseason, he catapulted up draft boards as he won the Heisman, took LSU to the National
Championship, and was ultimately the number one pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.