Joe Burrow led the Cincinnati Bengals to Super Bowl 56 in his second NFL season, with a league-leading 70.4 percent completion percentage with 34 TD passes and 14 interceptions.
However, he is being compared to Josh Rosen and Robert Griffin III this week.
Jason Whitlock tweeted Tuesday that Burrow is “chasing social media fame, and he’s certainly full of himself,” also comparing Burrow to a “high-class Josh Rosen” as well as RG3.
Jason Whitlock: “I love TJ’s [Moe] take of Joe Burrow perhaps being overvalued. We all love the Joe Namath aspect of Joe Burrow, he’s got all the swag, he dresses for the walk-in runway, you throw on some jewelry, you got him pictured with the cigar… I gotta say, if he were Black we may have been quicker to call out the BS around Joe Burrow, that he’s kind of full of himself. Maybe I got the wrong narrative here on Joe Burrow.”
“This guy has tried to be outspoken on gun violence, on abortion, this dude is like a combination of Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick. When Kap went woke, and when Cam was all fashion show I didn’t like it, and when I’m looking at Joe Burrow be a combination of those two things I don’t like it.”
Rosen, now a backup quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, has a 3-13 record in 16 NFL starts over parts of three seasons.
Robert Griffin III, now an NFL analyst for ESPN, had a 16-26 record in 42 NFL starts over parts of seven seasons.
It is way too early to make these comparisons, and even if we were 5 years in the future, these comparisons would be wrong.