“Best Quarterbacks Treat Every Game the Same”- Joe Burrow Not Buying into Primetime Pressure

September 18, 2020 1:27 am

Joe Burrow did not get the desired collective result at the end of his NFL debut. However, he did manage to showcase his skills in the narrow 13-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday.

Burrow completed 23 of his 36 attempted passes and threw for 193 yards against one interception. He almost carried the Bengals to a fourth-quarter comeback, but fell short in the dying stages of the game.

The Iowa-born athlete seems focused on making a mark in the league this year. But he refuses to get carried away ahead of the upcoming Week Two clash against the Cleveland Browns.

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Joe Burrow not getting carried away by Thursday’s prime-time slot against the Browns

The Cincinnati Bengals star made his presence felt in the narrow loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Burrow went up against some of the best cornerbacks in the league and almost guided the Bengals to OT in the fourth quarter.

However, the Chargers held on to secure a win. Regardless, Burrow’s calm character in crunch situations showed why Head Coach Zac Taylor rates him so highly.

Sep 13, 2020; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) adjusts a play in the first quarter of the NFL Week 1 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODAY NETWORK

The occasionally over-critical Colin Cowherd also seemed impressed by Burrow’s composure in the Week One loss. Here’s what he said about the former LSU man on the latest segment of The Herd With Colin Cowherd.

“I said going into the season, I thought he was a B+ prospect, I thought he was Tony Romo…. and I thought Burrow was a good player. I think the comparisons to Brady and Manning are stupid, it’s too much pressure on the kid, I mean he had one really good year in college.

“But I gotta tell you when you consider the circumstances, I thought he was really good,” Cowherd said on his show.

Burrow will face his next big test in the league in the form of the underperforming Cleveland Browns on Thursday. It’s going to be the battle of two former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks. Baker Mayfield will be under far greater pressure as compared to Burrow.

But it will not be an easy task to outplay a hurting Browns team at the FirstEnergy Stadium.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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