1. 2019 QB Joe Burrow
In a season that was a surprise to most, Joe Burrow made what is probably the biggest season to season improvement by a player ever.
In 2018, after transferring from Ohio State and in his first full year as a starter, he was mainly a game manager throwing for 16 touchdowns in 13 games for the Tigers.
But in 2019, Burrow erupted leading the LSU Tigers to a 15-0 record and their first National Championship victory since 2007.
He was named AP College Football Player of the Year, Sporting News College Football Player of the Year, SEC Offensive Player of the Year and was a Unanimous All-American.
Burrow won the Heisman Trophy by a record margin and won numerous other awards including the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Manning Award, and the Lombardi Award.
He led the NCAA in passing yards, passing percentage, passing touchdowns, and passer rating.
He completed 76.2 percent of his passes while throwing for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns, which was a record at the time. He also had a passer rating of 202 and threw only 6 interceptions all season.
LSU had a grueling schedule that included seven top 10 teams, four of which were ranked in the top 5.
But Burrow shined brightest against the biggest opponents and in those seven games he threw 27 touchdowns and only had 2 interceptions.
In three games of postseason play he threw for 1,305 yards, had 16 passing touchdowns, 2 rushing touchdowns, and threw 0 interceptions.
By the end of the year, Burrow had put together the greatest season by a quarterback in NCAA history, went undefeated winning the National Championship, and cemented himself as the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Outside of Barry Sanders’ legendary 1988 Heisman campaign, Burrow might just have the best season ever by a Heisman Trophy winner.