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Kurt Warner approves comparisons to Joe Burrow

The Bengals can only hope that Burrow ends up like Warner.

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There have been a lot of pro comparisons made to Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. Parallels to Tony Romo and Tom Brady notably standout, but what about Kurt Warner?

Interestingly enough, the word had reached Warner, himself.

The Hall of Fame quarterback appeared on Arizona Sports’ Doug & Wolf during their latest QB1 show and talked about the comparison.

“I actually had seen that a couple times out there, people making that comparison,” Warner said. “And I kind of like it, based on what I’ve seen.”

As an analyst for NFL Network, Warner was well aware of Burrow’s accomplishments at LSU and done his own research on the No. 1 pick’s historic 2019 season.

“If you go back and look at what they did at LSU, like 80% of the time, they went five out,” Warner explained. “Five-man protection, get everybody out, put it in the quarterback’s hands, deal the football. The accuracy part of it, the ability to make the throw down the field. But where he thrived was quick decisions, accuracy and decision-making. And that, to me, is exactly how I played the game.”

As The Greatest Show on Turf’s quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, Warner was a two-time All Pro and Super Bowl champion despite starting his NFL career at age 27. Warner later rejuvenated his career with the Arizona Cardinals and led them to their first and only Super Bowl appearance.

Needless to say, Warner was bound for the Hall of Fame once he retired. Such a career for Burrow would likely lead to the same destiny.