Brees shares his admiration for Joe Burrow: ‘I like he wears No. 9’

Brees shares his admiration for Joe Burrow: ‘I like he wears No. 9’
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow will be in New York this weekend for the Heisman Trophy ceremony. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Joe Burrow mania has taken over college football, the state of Louisiana, and the Saints locker room. Drew Brees no doubt a big fan of Burrow.

“I like he wears No. 9,” said a smiling Drew Brees.

“I appreciate his story. Midwest kid, right. Goes to Ohio State and it doesn’t work out. Makes his way to LSU. He’s going to be the Heisman winner. He’s leading his team to the BCS playoff game. Hopefully the national championship. You want to root for guys like that. Guys that have to travel that tough road, face some adversity and overcome it. Come out better on the other side. It’s been fun to watch him operate in that offense. Obviously there’s some carryover with Joe Brady being here. You see things at time that look familiar. He’s executing it to perfection. He’s making the most out of every play, and every situation. He’s highly efficient, he’s going to break the completion percentage, 78 or 79 percent. They seem to have a great team. They seem to play for one another.”

Brees was invited twice to the Heisman Trophy ceremony. His highest finish was third in 2000.

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