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Alabama Wanted Joe Burrow....As Their 3rd String QB

"When I was transferring from Ohio State, I was third on the depth chart as a junior with a broken throwing hand and not a lot of people really wanted anything to do with me.

“People like Alabama were calling me and wanted me to be their third-string quarterback, and I was like, ‘Me? You guys must not know about me yet.’”

This is funny to look back at but also recognizing that you can't blame Alabama. The year Burrow transferred, Alabama had Jalen Hurts and Tua. You can't blame Nick Saban for thinking OSU's third-string QB wasn't any good. 

That being said, it just adds to the Joe Burrow legend. Alabama asked him to be their 3rd string QB and then he dropped 46 on them (in their own house) thanks to 396 yards passing and 3 TDs.

Alabama wasn't the only one who gave Joe Burrow less than an ideal situation. The worst was, of course, Nebraska:

We can play what-ifs forever….but I think one of the great what if's in college football history will always be "What if Nebraska took Joe Burrow?"