LSU Football: Joe Burrow is keeping up with who criticizes him

Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow, the No. 1 pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft, is keeping up with who criticizes him this offseason.

Burrow, who is currently rehabbing a torn ACL in the hopes of being ready for week one of the 2021 NFL Season, recently “liked” an interesting Instagram post.

According to Bengals Wire, Burrow liked a post from Pro Football Focus that quoted San Francisco 49ers defensive back Richard Sherman as saying Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert was “by far” his favorite rookie quarterback in 2020.

Herbert won the offensive rookie of the year award (which we still think should’ve gone to former Tigers wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who had a tremendous season for the Minnesota Vikings), but only because Burrow was injured in week 10 and missed the final six games of the season.

Is Richard Sherman taking a shot at Joe Burrow?

I don’t necessarily think Sherman is taking a shot at Burrow with his comment — I think he just honestly likes Hebert better.

Now, typically I wouldn’t argue about football with a five-time Pro-Bowl defensive back.

But Sherman is wrong.

(It’s worth noting that Sherman didn’t play against either rookie quarterback this past season.)

Herbert is a great player. And based on what I saw in 2020, I think he’s going to have a terrific NFL career.

Burrow, however, is special. Really special.

Before his injury, Burrow was on pace to pass for 4,300 yards.

Herbert ended up passing for 4,336 yards, but he was also in a better situation than Burrow.

Burrow took over a 2-14 team with a below-average roster. Herbert took over a 5-11 team that went 12-4 in 2018.

There’s no doubt that Herbert had more talent around him last season. Burrow did less with more.

Moving forward, Burrow is the quarterback who has the talent to turn the Bengals from a pretender to a contender.

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And he obviously has plenty of motivation. I don’t think Burrow really cares what Sherman says. I think he just likes having that little bit of extra motivation to help him through his rehab.

Whatever works, right?