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Chiefs Defensive Coordinator Makes Surprising Joe Burrow Comparison

Isaiah De Los Santos
Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo compared Joe Burrow to a surprising player.
Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo compared Joe Burrow to a surprising player. / Matthew Stockman/GettyImages

Joe Burrow's electric comeback season continued in Week 16 with a 525-yard, 4-touchdown performance against the Baltimore Ravens. Burrow's play has plenty of people around the league singing his praises after returning to top form following his devastating knee injury.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator and former NFL head coach Steve Spaguolo weighed in on Burrow ahead of their matchup, comparing the young gunslinger to a surprising player.

Spaguolo said Burrow reminds him of a "young Tom Brady" due to his ability to do "everything."

"Began the meeting on Tuesday, we were just finishing up on the last game, but began the meeting talking about Joe [Burrow] because he's that good. All the weapons we've talked about and all that, but you've got to have a quarterback that can get it done, and he really does. We've got to find out some ways to make him uncomfortable. Easier said than done."

Steve Spagnuolo

That's certainly some huge praise coming from a coaching veteran like Spags, who's seen his share of talented QBs since entering the NFL ranks in 2007. Burrow's pocket presence certainly mimics a huge aspect that has helped Brady become the successful player he is today.

It's nice to see an AFC rival unafraid to compliment Burrow, but that also means the pressure is on the young signal-caller to step up in a big game.

The Cincinnati Bengals are 4.5-point home underdogs against the Chiefs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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