Since entering the league in 2020, Joe Burrow has proved that he was not just an elite college quarterback but commands respect at the NFL level as well.
In just three seasons, the Cincinnati Bengals have been pulled from mediocrity, and look to be in the hunt for Super Bowl titles for as long as Burrow is in the league.
Not only are Bengals fans energized, but, lately, Burrow has caught the attention of several NFL media outlets.
"Joe Burrow always seems to know exactly what to do against each team. He is, to me, the best player playing the quarterback position, not the best quarterback."
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) January 20, 2023
Ryan Clark played in the NFL for 12 seasons and has routinely been one of the most outspoken analysts about issues that have arisen across the league.
On ESPN’s “Get Up”, Clark went into great detail about Burrow, and the level of success that he has been able to find in the NFL in just three seasons.
Clark gives Burrow great praise and dubs him, “The best player playing the quarterback position, not the best quarterback.”
This quote provides an interesting distinction, one that will likely be heavily debated in the coming days.
We think what Clark is saying is that, although Burrow might not be the best quarterback in the league in terms of individual stats or accolades, Clark contends that he is the best player, or the best person playing quarterback.
Burrow, although just in his third season, has continually shown phenomenal character, despite the adversity that he has faced throughout his life.
After Burrow tore his ACL in his rookie season, many wondered if he would ever be the same.
Considering he has since led his team to a Super Bowl appearance last year and is one game from the AFC Championship this season, it looks like Burrow is back and better than ever.