Rex Ryan Gives Joe Burrow the Ultimate Praise

David Kaestle
Joe Burrow got the highest praise possible from Rex Ryan.
Joe Burrow got the highest praise possible from Rex Ryan. / Associated Press

The legend of Joe Burrow continued on Sunday when he and the Cincinnati Bengals went into Buffalo and convincingly beat the Bills in the AFC Divisional Round playoffs. While it's an impressive win, it's not exactly new territory for Burrow and the Bengals.

Last season, the Bengals toppled both the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs in impressive road playoff victories to make their way to the Super Bowl. Now, one year later, the Bengals find themselves in the same spot, heading to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.

This has people buzzing about Joe Burrow, including former NFL head coach Rex Ryan, who gave Burrow some of the biggest praise any quarterback could ever receive. Ryan said he sees a lot of Tom Brady in Jor Burrow. The same Tom Brady most would consider the greatest quarterback of all time.

On Monday on ESPN's "Get Up", Ryan had this to say on Burrow:

“When I look at Joe Burrow, he has the charisma of (Joe) Namath, all right? And if he doesn’t remind you of Tom Brady — I went against Tom Brady 100 times, got beat 99 times. That’s who that sucker reminds me of. Great players elevate the play of all of their teammates. Well, he does that, but you know who else he elevated? Everybody else in his building.

Rex Ryan

Ryan furthered his praise of Burrow, explaining how special of a player he is, a one-in-a-lifetime player.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime player. He came to Cincinnati in great circumstances — a perfect player for that franchise. He’s amazing. Tom Brady did the same darn thing in New England. To me, that’s who this guy is. Good luck. Everybody’s going to have to face this cat for the next million years. I don’t know if he’ll get six Super Bowls, but he’s gonna get a bunch of them.”

Rex Ryan

It's pretty tough to imagine higher praise for a QB, and this is coming form both an exprienced head coach, and one that went up against Tom Brady a whole bunch.

There aren't many quarterbacks in the multiple Super Bowl club, but Ryan firmly believes Burrow will have no problem getting there. As for Burrow and the BEngals, I'm pretty sure they're opnly worried about getting that first one right now.

Cincinnati is a 1-point road favorite against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on Sunday, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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