Palmer, who played with the Bengals for seven seasons, was drafted by Cincy as the first overall pick in the 2003 draft.
He finished with a 46-51 record at Cincinnati and averaged a pass completion rate of 62.5 percent. Back in the day, Palmer may have once been hailed the golden boy of the Bengals, but Burrow is well on his way to eclipsing the former star.
Great athletes respect other great athletes, and this is what Palmer had to say about Burrow:
Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow gets high praise from Carson Palmer
Those who have seen Burrow play already know how “cool” and “calm” he is under pressure. Down 21-3 against the Chiefs, Burrow didn’t waver for one moment and powered his team to a hard-earned victory.
The most special thing about Burrow that Palmer touches upon is inspiring the “great belief, energy, and magic” that has gotten Cincinnati this far.
Cincinnati’s road to the Super Bowl has been nothing short of extraordinary, and much of the Bengals’ Cinderella run can be attributed to Burrow’s dominant and poised passing game.
Bengals fans may already respect Burrow far more than they do Palmer, though.
In response to Palmer’s statement, one Twitter user says it “feels like I’m watching my crazy ex girlfriend talk to my current girlfriend…I don’t think this can ruin what I have now but I’d rather it not be happening.”
That’s funny, true, and a painful diss all at the same time.
After all, Burrow has a chance to win what Palmer could only dream of: a Super Bowl.