Joe Burrow has quickly become the face of the Cincinnati Bengals. His training camp play has furthered the hype surrounding his rookie season, one that almost cannot disappoint following the team’s two-win season.
For Burrow, the expectations are high, and they continue to climb even higher.
Daniels played in Green Bay since being drafted to the Packers back in 2012. Getting first team reps against Aaron Rodgers, Daniels compared the two-time MVP and Super Bowl champion to Burrow.
“I played seven years with Aaron Rodgers and I told Joe this first time we spoke, ‘you carry yourself with a poise very similar to Aaron’s, you’re serious, you don’t mess around, you understand that you are carrying the entire organization on your back,’ and nothing but respect for him. He is a pro. He is truly a pro. He commands that offense, he commands respect, quite frankly I get excited to line up across from him at practice,” Daniels said of Burrow to Lance McAlister of 700 WLW.
The only question mark for Burrow entering the season was his arm strength, and rookie wide receive Tee Higgins quickly put that issue to an end. While the season has yet to commence, Burrow has received high praise from numerous teammates on both sides of the ball.
“He’s a beast. He’s an absolute beast. He’s an animal out there. He’s making all the right reads. He’s getting us in and out of all the right protections and making all the right checks and certain checks I didn’t even know we were allowed to check into,” Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah said according to Sports Illustrated’s James Rapien.
It’s almost as though Burrow couldn’t hit expectations even with a stellar rookie season. After seeing him in camp, players are starting to realize just how elite this young QB is. Let’s hope his play in Week 1, which is about three weeks away, can back up these comments.