|Lee has been on point for the Tigers this season.|
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With the Tigers beating three ranked opponents away from home this year on national television, it comes to a surprise to nobody. And the Bayou Bengals has been stifling, led by National Players of the Week Tyrann Mathieu and Morris Claiborne.
The offense has been efficient. The rushing attack behind the offensive line has been dominant at the line of scrimmage.
But the Most Valuable Player for the Tigers offense has been quarterback Jarrett Lee.
Against West Virginia, Lee was spectacular. He was 16-28 for three touchdowns and no interceptions.
There is also this notion Lee just needs to manage the game for LSU to keep winning. While that might be true, he has done more than just hand the ball off.
It's time recognize Lee has an asset to the offense instead of just a mediator.
His passes have been crisp and accurate. Receiver Rueben Randle, who dropped a Lee pass in the numbers for a touchdown versus West Virginia, raved about Lee's accuracy before the season.
Much credit must be given to Randle and super freshman Odell Beckham Jr. Both players are showing the rare ability of getting separation from defensive backs on nearly every snap.
But from his control of the huddle to his fantastic play action fakes, Lee has been impressario of an offense that has a fill-in offensive coordinator in Greg Studwara. Against all odds, Lee has been the Most Valuable Player to the LSU offense.
Who is that Jefferson guy again?