Bengals' Joe Burrow is a 'modern-day Joe Montana,' Super Bowl champion QB says

Phil Simms, the former Super Bowl champion and 纽约巨人 四分卫, recently weighed in on Burrow’s early-season success and compared him to one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.

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辛辛那提, OHIO - 九月 30: 乔·伯罗 #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on in the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium on September 30, 2021 在辛辛那提, 俄亥俄.

辛辛那提, OHIO – 九月 30: 乔·伯罗 #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on in the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium on September 30, 2021 在辛辛那提, 俄亥俄. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

When you’re watching Joe Burrow, you’re watching a modern-day Joe Montana,” Simms said onNFL Today,” 通过 CBS体育 本周早些时候.

Simms said that he is impressed with how Burrow bounced back from his ACL injury last year, which ended his rookie season early.

I’ve been thinking it for about a month, ‘This guy reminds me of Joe Montana,'” said Simms, who currently serves as an analyst for CBS. “Smooth, graceful, great feet. Really knows how to move in the pocket. Throws the ball in tremendous rhythm.

“乔 [蒙大拿] is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time … Joe Burrow’s a little quicker, probably a little more athletic, and maybe a little bit of a stronger arm than Joe Montana. And just the uncanny ability to just know how to play the game, and I think that that comes from Joe Burrow’s background that he was just an all-around athlete growing up.

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, 星期日, 十月. 17, 2021, in Detroit.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, 星期日, 十月. 17, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

It shows when you watch him play,” 他加了. “His movement in the pocket and just buying time has been really, really good for him so far this year.

Simms said that he’s impressed with how the Bengals have built their team around Burrow.

The Bengals reunited Burrow with former LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase by taking the superstar wide receiver with their first-round pick in the NFL Draft. They also took guard Jackson Carman with their second-rounder and signed veteran tackle Riley Reiff during the offseason.

Defensively, second-year linebacker Logan Wilson has blossomed into one of the best young players in the league, and the team added former 新奥尔良圣徒 defensive end Trey Hendrickson, who already has 5.5 sacks this season.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 九月. 12, 2021, 在辛辛那提.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 九月. 12, 2021, 在辛辛那提. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

They’re on the right track,” Simms said. “They can run the ball. Joe Mixon is a star. Joe Burrow and the receiving corps. Having a front four, having difference makers. That’s what the league is about. You look at teams that struggle to win every week … 好, show me the difference makers. The Bengals have them.

I think there’s some toughness to them. Zac Taylor has done a really good job that way. They’ve made some acquisitions and let some people go this offseason, and everything seems to be working well.

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