Joe Burrow is set to be the first-overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft after leading LSU to a national title and picking up a Heisman Trophy along the way after putting together perhaps the best season we’ve ever seen from a quarterback in the history of college football.
The hype around Burrow is well warranted, but it’s still too early to make some comparisons, at least according to Burrow himself.
NFL Network’s draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s recently explained that Burrow and Tom Brady share similar mechanics. Burrow, however, was quick to respectfully ask for those comparisons to be shut down. Regardless of the fact that the comparisons are rather harmless, he doesn’t want to be compared to the GOAT just yet, according to ESPN.
“Please don’t compare me to the best player of all time,” Burrow said. “Let me do my own thing. Don’t do that to me, please.”
“I’m going to work as hard as I can,” Burrow said. “When my time comes to be a leader and be a starting quarterback, I’ll do whatever is asked of me.”
Burrow can have the same mechanics as Brady, but that doesn’t mean he’s in store for a Brady-like career, obviously. There have been plenty of quarterbacks with lights-out mechanics and fundamentals that have struggled mightily in the NFL.
Brady had the luxury of going in the sixth round of the NFL Draft back in 2000 allowing him to fly under the radar. Burrow, however, won’t have that luxury as he’ll be thrown into the fire that is the Cincinnati Bengals right away.