Anthony Munoz, a Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman, joined the Dan Patrick Show on Monday for a wide-ranging interview. And you can count the former Cincinnati Bengals great as a big fan of quarterback Joe Burrow.

“I love the guy,” Munoz said. “What I see as a leader, and as a second-year guy he’s an amazing leader. To me he’s the real deal. He’s total package. As long as he has the football in his hands we have a chance.”

Burrow led the Bengals to Super Bowl LVI last season, losing 23-20 to the Los Angeles Rams. He threw for 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns for the Bengals. Burrow led the NFL in completion percentage (70.4%) was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year.


Before his NFL heroics, Burrow led LSU to a CFP national championship and won the 2019 Heisman Trophy, throwing for 5,671 and a then-record 62 touchdowns.

Munoz is widely considered the greatest offensive tackle to play in the NFL. He was a fixture on the left side for the Bengals from 1980-1992. Munoz was First-Team All-Pro 9 times and is a member of the NFL’s 1980s All-Decade Team, 75th Anniversary All-Time Time and 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.

Burrow and the Bengals are set for another big season, and Munoz will be watching.