Mike Daniels finds similarities between Aaron Rodgers and Joe Burrow

Published 11/12/2020, 6:28 PM EST
Oct 18, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (right) greets Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (left) after a NFL game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Cincinnati Bengals‘ Veteran defensive lineman, Mike Daniels has found out a few similarities between Green Bay Packers‘ star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, and the newest addition to the quarterbacks of the Cincinnati family, Joe Burrow. Daniels, in the early years of his career, observed Aaron Rodgers and his game for seven years up close and now he sees a few of those remarkable qualities in the rookie quarterback for the Cincinnatis.

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Daniels himself being a veteran had played many games for the Green Bay Packers who was signed by the Cincinnatis in August. He observed a few commontraits in both the players, the new quarterback for the Cincinnatis, namely Joe Burrow and his former teammate Aaron Rodgers.

Nov 1, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) fumbles the ball after getting hit by Minnesota Vikings defensive end D.J. Wonnum (98) on the final play of the game in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Daniels does not find Burrow to be a rookie player, “the guy is like a four-year veteran already” said Cincinnati’s latest veteran recruit. He also talked about the rookie’s phenomenal growth since his first day to the Charger’s game within a week’s time.

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He even found both Rodger’s and Burrow’s fashion of commanding the offence the same.  When Burrow sees room for change in the play he doesn’t back down from taking a call and facing whatever the consequence might be.

“He sees something, he’s going to make an audible that you wouldn’t expect him to make,”  “Joe’s doing a lot of great things. I’m really excited to be there in the beginning of his career because I know he’ll be one of the great ones.” said Daniel.

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Oct 4, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) reacts after the Bengals defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Burrow and his smashing start.

Burrow has had a smashing start to his career. His performance so far has been spectacular. Three games prior to his week 9 he had an average of 322.7 passing yards per game which is the second-highest in NFL from week 6. Burrow through his first eight career games has 221 completions which is the so far the highest any individual player has had since the merger that happened in the year 1970.

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Burrow is a physically gifted player, his pinpoint accuracy to his deft pocket development. These are a few of those traits one cannot not mention when talking abut Burrow, but Daniel chose a unique perspective. Rather than praising these physical qualities, he focussed more on the deeper aspects.

“He’s a leader,”. “He’s a really good player. A really solid dude. He had to go the long way, like Aaron. He’s a fifth-year senior coming out of college, and he had to transfer. So, he’s got that grit. There’s no entitlement to him.” said Daniel.

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Milind Bage

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Milind Bage is an NFL writer for EssentiallySports. During his time at school, he participated in a number of spotrs at both the national and state level. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with decent experience in content writing, client servicing, marketing, and branding.

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