Story About Joe Burrow’s Transfer Visit To LSU Has One Analyst Already Comparing Him To Tom Brady

Joe Burrow's transfer visit to LSU has one analyst comparing the quarterback to Tom Brady

Getty Image

Joe Burrow really showed balls of steel this past Saturday, didn’t he? The LSU Tigers quarterback — who was already the Heisman Trophy favorite before the game — ended up being carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates following a stunning victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. The win all but gives the Tigers the top spot in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings, and only adds to the growing legacy of Joe Cool.

While Joe Burrow is being praised as the top player in college football this season — with past Heisman winners like Kyler Murray even claiming he’s the leader in the clubhouse at the moment — would you believe that the hype is so big that a few people are even comparing the quarterback to (gulp) Tom Brady? That’s some high praise, but it happened the other day.

Talking to Dan Patrick, CBS Sports analyst Rick Neuheisel got into some details about Joe Burrow’s transfer visit to LSU a couple years ago, when the signal-caller was on the hunt for a new program after deciding to leave the Ohio State University. With Neuheisel breaking down a story about the entire Tigers team running wind sprints, he talked about how Burrow inquired about some cleats and shorts so that he could join them. It surely left an impression, and, for Rick Neuheisel, was just one of the reasons why the Heisman hopeful reminds him of Brady.

Hey, if you’re going to get resembled to somebody, having that somebody be The GOAT isn’t too bad. Whether or not Joe Burrow can actually live up to that hype is left to be seen, but at least it’s good to have some people thinking he’s got some of Brady’s attributes and work ethic.

Considering Burrow was a top quarterback in the state of Ohio in high school, played under Urban Meyer at Ohio State for a few seasons — who really pushed him while in practice — and, finally, is getting his chance to showcase his abilities at LSU this season, he clearly has the pedigree to do big things. And, as the signal-caller keeps winning and putting up big stats, his draft stock just rises and rises.

(H/T FTW.USAToday)