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Saints' Drew Brees Breaks Down LSU's Joe Burrow: 'He's Executing to Perfection'

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistDecember 12, 2019

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) warms up before the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Georgia, in Atlanta. Burrow is a unanimous selection as the offensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees has been the best quarterback in the state of Louisiana for the past 13 years, but LSU's Joe Burrow did all he could in 2019 to give the Super Bowl XLIV MVP a run for his money. 

Brees spoke about the Tigers' Heisman Trophy finalist's command of the offense and other traits he's seen from Burrow:

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🐯@LSUFootball's Joe Burrow said he grew up idolizing Drew Brees Brees was asked about Burrow today: "I like that he wears No. 9" "I appreciate his story" "He's executing (LSU's offense) to perfection" #Saints https://t.co/A48IzjnoT7

Burrow said in a video released by LSU Football on Twitter that he "grew up a Saints fan" and Brees was his idol:

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“Johnny Unitas wasn’t born here but he impacted this city and the game of football” Sound Familiar? https://t.co/t0BMF5ZHg5

It's a good time to be a quarterback in Louisiana right now. Brees and the Saints have already clinched the NFC South for the third straight year, and the 40-year-old has them in the mix for a first-round playoff bye with three games left in the regular season. 

Burrow could become the second LSU player to win the Heisman this Saturday after leading the Tigers to an undefeated regular season, SEC title and the No. 1 overall seed in the College Football Playoff. He has thrown for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns with a 77.9 completion percentage in 13 games. 

It's possible both stars will be celebrating a championship when their respective seasons come to an end.