Joe Burrow is quickly becoming the next big thing in the NFL.
He showed up in 2020 after the Cincinnati Bengals went 2-14 in 2019.
Two years later, the team is in the Super Bowl after taking down the Kansas City Chiefs on the road in the AFC Championship Game.
This is truly a shocking turnaround and one that has Burrow on the precipice of not just NFL history, but football history in general.
Joe Burrow has a chance to make history 👏
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 31, 2022
The star quarterback won a Heisman Trophy and a national championship while in college at LSU.
That alone is a career’s worth of accomplishments.
Now he can become the first quarterback to complete the trifecta of a Heisman, a national title, and a Super Bowl.
Burrow Seeking Football History
Let’s be sure to remember that Burrow can complete this trio of accomplishments in the span of three seasons.
A win in two weeks would arguably give him the best start to a career in NFL history.
Yes, even better than Tom Brady given the college accomplishments and the fact Burrow suffered a season-ending knee injury in 2020.
The quarterback would not be the first player in general to reach this level.
There was talk of Burrow being the next Brady at the start of the postseason.
Now he has actually reached the Super Bowl, making the conversation a legitimate one.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 31, 2022
It would be unfair to declare him as the next great NFL superstar two years into his career.
But winning a Super Bowl at the age of 25 certainly sets him on a path to achieve great things in the NFL.
He has the confidence and the play that all teams search for in a franchise quarterback.
This was all evident at LSU and the Bengals were lucky enough to draft Burrow after a historic college season that has evolved into a potentially historic NFL career.