Boomer Esiason compares Bengals’ Joe Burrow to legendary QB
from Aaron Becker, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
Bengals QB Joe Burrow has received a lot of praise during his young NFL career. But former Bengals QB Boomer Esiason might have just given him his highest praise yet.
Esiason said the 26-year-old reminds him of one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game.
"I think he has lived up to every single expectation…the kid is a can't miss player."@7BOOMERESIASON chats with Dan Hoard about the Joe Burrow impact
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“I would compare him to a young Tom Brady,” Esiason told Bengals reporter Dan Hoard. “In terms of the way that he plays, is the way that Tom Brady plays the game.”
It doesn’t seem to be far-fetched, and Burrow just defeated Brady in Week 15. The main difference between the two is where they were drafted.
Burrow, the 2020 first overall pick, has been viewed as a franchise QB since entering the league. In the 2000 NFL Draft, Brady was selected in the sixth round (199th overall) and has never forgotten the slight.
Burrow has easily handled the high expectations that come with his draft position.
“I think he has lived up to every single expectation. I mean, the kid is a can’t-miss player,” Esiason said. “I think he’s going to go to even greater heights.”
Esiason, like many Bengals fans, is happy they have Burrow and believes he is a perfect fit for the franchise.
“He’s an Ohio kid,” Esiason said. “He’s a local kid, and he’s done well. And he’s exceeded every single expectation. There’s no question about that.”