It was the first time in 33 years that they reached the Super Bowl.
While some see him as the next Tom Brady, others feel his Super Bowl season was a fluke.
His career has only begun in the NFL, so it’s hard to call him overrated so fast.
However, that still doesn’t stop some people from hating on the young quarterback.
Those fans should take a deeper look into his career from college football before writing him off.
While his time in the NCAA is a starting point, he’s also shown in the NFL how he isn’t overrated.
So what are three reasons he isn’t overrated as quarterback of the Bengals?
3. Taking Teams To A Championship Is Normal For Burrow
Burrow comes from a championship breed.
His desire to win is deep inside his soul.
During his time playing for LSU, he took them to a National Championship game that he won.
joe burrow. heisman winner. national champion. no. 1 pick. pic.twitter.com/93rEfdfgs5
— kennedi landry (@kennlandry) April 24, 2020
So making it to Super Bowl 56 was second nature to him.
He overcame his injury from the prior season and took Cincinnati to the championship game.
That’s just how he rolls, going to championship games when he’s the quarterback.
So what you saw in college with him he brought to the NFL.
2. He Shattered NCAA Records And Could Do The Same In The NFL
His NCAA National Championship season didn’t just see him winning the biggest game in college football.
He also won the Heisman Trophy and shattered records while doing that.
Did Joe Burrow just complete the greatest season in CFB history?
• National Champion
• Heisman Winner
• 1st QB with 60 PASS TD
• Most TD Responsible For in a Season (65)
• 5,671 PASS YDS (SEC Record)
• Most TD Resp. For in BCS/CFP Title Game (6)
• Likely No. 1 Pick pic.twitter.com/ws0JnFIO27
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) January 14, 2020
He broke the SEC passing yards record with 5,671 yards and became the first college QB with 60 touchdown passes.
Passing for 60 touchdowns in a single season is insane, no matter if it’s professional or college football.
While he hasn’t had a 60-touchdown season in the NFL, he’s still young.
He’s only entering his third season in the NFL when the 2022 season starts.
So he has plenty of team to attempt that feat.
1. Joe Burrow Is Determined To Be A Super Bowl Winner In Cincinnati
After losing Super Bowl 56 to the Los Angeles Rams, Burrow didn’t see that as the end.
While he was hurt during the closing moments of the game, he made no excuses for the loss.
However, he showed he is determined to bring a championship trophy to Cincinnati.
Joe Burrow’s postgame press conference was about as impressive as I can imagine from a Super Bowl losing QB. Mature perspective from a young player. That dude is special. Big fan of his.
— Assembly Call (⚪,🔴) (@AssemblyCall) February 14, 2022
He also showed maturity and passion.
He accepted defeat, but also wanted the team to celebrate what they accomplished.
However, what stands out most is his desire to return to the Super Bowl.
His drive to win a Super Bowl for Cincinnati shows everyone he’s the real deal.
He doesn’t want to become a flash in the pan with his Super Bowl 56 appearance.
He desires to be a champion once again, like he was during his time with LSU.
So don’t expect him to quit or lay down for any team.
However, expect him to give Bengals fans 100% every snap he’s on the field.
That is the hallmark of a championship quarterback.