Joe Burrow is coming off a game against the Baltimore Ravens that saw him set a franchise record for the most passing yards in a single game in Cincinnati’s 41-21 win. He was 37-of-46 passing for 525 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. In fact, Burrow set the NFL record for most passing yards (941) against one team in a single season.
Despite those two unbelievable games, nobody in their right mind would think Burrow is on the level of a Patrick Mahomes right now. Well, at least one person thinks so.
During Thursday’s edition of ESPN’s “First Take,” Damien Woody gave an interesting take as to why he would take Burrow over Mahomes for the next five years.
“We know about the talent of Patrick Mahomes. We see the no-look passes. We see all the off-platform stuff that a lot of us have never seen before out of the quarterback position. … Sometimes it’s about the intangibles,” Woody said. “What Joe Burrow has done for, not just that Cincinnati offense, but the whole organization, it’s almost like he’s brought a chip on his shoulder to the whole organization.
“When you talk about the quarterback position, a lot of it is about being a leader of men. Joe Burrow really instills that within this Bengals offense.”
Mahomes might not be having the best year offensively as we’ve seen in years past, but he still has maanged to garner up 4,310 yards, 33 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Burrow has 4,165 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Burrow could one day overtake him, but that will also mean he has to make the playoffs and get to the Super Bowl numerous times as well. We have some time before we get to the that point.