Heap on the praise for Joe Burrow — aka “Joey Franchise”. The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback played the best game of his career in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens, catching the attention of several NFL analysts.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said he’d take Joe Burrow over Lamar Jackson. Ryan Clark on Get Up compared Burrow to two current QB greats in the league — you might’ve heard of them: Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
Admittedly, the compliment isn’t about Burrow’s stats. Clark compares Burrow’s persona to that of Brady and Rodgers, which is really just praising his…charisma?
We’re not exactly sure.
All we know is Burrow threw for over 400 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday in one of the most important games of his career.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow gets more praise from NFL analyst
Clark may just be pointing out the fact that Burrow played with the confidence of perennial Super Bowl contending QBs, and that adds an extra layer of coolness to the Bengals franchise quarterback of the future.
Burrow currently has 1,956 yards and 17 touchdowns against eight interceptions with a pass completion rate of 68.9 percent. He’s not winning any awards in the rushing categories, but with Joe Mixon in the backfield, he doesn’t have to. Also, we don’t really want him running considering he’s still recovering from surgery.
With recent slumps in form by the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes and even by Lamar Jackson (he’s played decent, but nowhere near his Week 4 and Week 5 performances), Joe Burrow has soared to the top of league QB rankings.
At this point, we expect Burrow to continue churning out stellar games for the rest of the season, assuming the O-line holds up. If the Bengals are legitimate playoff contenders this year, it’s because Burrow made them so.