LSU Football: Latest Joe Burrow revelation is incredible, but not surprising

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Two weeks ago, former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow led the Cincinnati Bengals to their first playoff win in over 30 years.

Then this past weekend, Burrow led the Bengals to a win in the divisional round of the playoffs against the Tennessee Titans.

Thanks to that win, Cincinnati will be playing in the AFC Championship game on Sunday against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs (that could be the first of many playoff matchups between Burrow and Mahomes).

The win against the Titans was impressive. But it’s even more impressive when you realize that Burrow was the Bengals’ de facto offensive coordinator for a couple of plays.

Joe Burrow had to call plays after his headset went dead

Apparently at one point during the game against the Titans, Burrow’s headset went out for several plays.

As a result, Burrow had to call plays.

If this happened to most other second-year quarterbacks, the coaches probably would’ve been trying to signal in plays from the sideline.

But that’s not necessary with Burrow.

The former LSU standout already has a lot of influence on the Bengals’ offense. And he’s one of the smartest quarterbacks in the league. He’s more than capable of calling plays.

That’s why I figure it won’t be long before Burrow is getting the Peyton Manning treatment.

When Manning was with the Indianapolis Colts, he would reportedly get three plays from the offensive coordinator — two runs and a pass. Manning would then read the defense, make his checks and call his desired play.

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Burrow will likely be in that same position as a quarterback in the not-so-distant future. There’s no doubt that he could handle it.