Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals have a 4-2 report by means of six video games and sit one recreation behind the Baltimore Ravens for first place within the AFC North. The previous LSU product has 1,540 passing yards with 14 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
Phil Simms, the previous Tremendous Bowl champion and New York Giants quarterback, lately weighed in on Burrow’s early-season success and in contrast him to one of many best quarterbacks in NFL historical past.
Simms stated that he’s impressed with how Burrow bounced again from his ACL harm final 12 months, which ended his rookie season early.
“I have been pondering it for a few month, ‘This man jogs my memory of Joe Montana,'” stated Simms, who at present serves as an analyst for CBS. “Clean, swish, nice toes. Actually is aware of methods to transfer within the pocket. Throws the ball in large rhythm.
“Joe [Montana] is among the best quarterbacks of all time … Joe Burrow’s a little bit faster, most likely a little bit extra athletic, and perhaps a little bit little bit of a stronger arm than Joe Montana. And simply the uncanny capacity to simply know methods to play the sport, and I feel that that comes from Joe Burrow’s background that he was simply an all-around athlete rising up.”
“It reveals if you watch him play,” he added. “His motion within the pocket and simply shopping for time has been actually, actually good for him up to now this 12 months.”
Simms stated that he’s impressed with how the Bengals have constructed their workforce round Burrow.
The Bengals reunited Burrow with former LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase by taking the famous person broad receiver with their first-round choose within the NFL Draft. In addition they took guard Jackson Carman with their second-rounder and signed veteran deal with Riley Reiff in the course of the offseason.
Defensively, second-year linebacker Logan Wilson has blossomed into among the best younger gamers within the league, and the workforce added former New Orleans Saints defensive finish Trey Hendrickson, who already has 5.5 sacks this season.
“They’re heading in the right direction,” Simms stated. “They will run the ball. Joe Mixon is a star. Joe Burrow and the receiving corps. Having a entrance 4, having distinction makers. That is what the league is about. You take a look at groups that battle to win each week … Effectively, present me the distinction makers. The Bengals have them.”
“I feel there’s some toughness to them. Zac Taylor has completed a extremely good job that means. They’ve made some acquisitions and let some folks go this offseason, and all the things appears to be working nicely.”