Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow proved on Sunday that he’s without a doubt one of the most competitive players in the NFL.
I’m talking Tom Brady level competitive.
Burrow led the Cincinnati Bengals to a 41-21 beatdown of the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
The Bengals are in sole possession of first place in the AFC North thanks to the win.
Joe Burrow showed no mercy in Bengals’ win over the Ravens
The main reason the Bengals beat the Ravens by 20 points was the play of Burrow.
The former No. 1 overall pick had a career day, passing for 525 yards and four touchdowns.
Burrow continued to throw the ball down the field late in the fourth quarter, despite Cincinnati seemingly having clinched the win.
And he didn’t feel bad for doing it.
“They did it to us last year,” said Burrow after the game. “No sympathy from me.”
This is the type of mindset that separates great quarterbacks from legendary quarterbacks.
Burrow doesn’t want to just win — he wants to dominate.
One of the reasons the New England Patriots were so great with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick was because they never took their foot off the gas. Brady and Belichick would go for it on fourth down when they were up by multiple touchdowns. They’d continue to put pressure on the opposing defense even when the game was seemingly over. They never gave teams a chance to get back into the game.
Burrow obviously has that same mindset. And that’s why we’re already seeing the Bengals turn the corner with Burrow under center. It’s not just Burrow’s abilities on the field that have the Bengals in first place– it’s the culture change that is taking place thanks to Burrow’s presence.
Cincinnati is going to be a problem for years to come in the AFC as long as Burrow is in town.