NFL legend Kurt Warner on Joe Burrow comparison: 'I kind of like it'
Kurt Warner led the St. Louis Rams to the Super Bowl XXXIV title and was a 2-time league MVP (1999 and 2001).
He led some outstanding Rams’ offenses and also led the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl (where they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers).
Now, he’s heard himself being compared to this year’s No. 1 overall pick — former LSU QB Joe Burrow. During a radio appearance this week on Arizona Sports 98.7, Warner said he likes the comparisons:
“I actually had seen that a couple times out there, people making that comparison. And I kind of like it, based on what I’ve seen,” Warner told Arizona Sports’ Doug & Wolf during this week’s QB1 show.
“If you go back and look at what they did at LSU, like 80% of the time, they went 5 out. Five-man protection, get everybody out, put it in the quarterback’s hands, deal the football. The accuracy part of it, the ability to make the throw down the field. But where he thrived was quick decisions, accuracy and decision-making. And that, to me, is exactly how I played the game.
“If you gave me one thing on the field and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got to play the whole game this way,’ I’m saying, ‘We’re going 5 out, and we’re going to block 5 and we’re going to put the pressure on the defense and you leave it up to me to make those decisions and get the ball to my playmakers,’ which is very much what LSU did in that great season that he had last year. So I like the comparisons.”
Can Burrow have the kind of success Warner had? We’ll see how he fares as a rookie for the Bengals this fall.