It seems that beating the Kansas City Chiefs twice last season left quite an impression on Tyrann Mathieu.
During a recent interview on The Jordy Culotta Show, Mathieu discussed his impression of Joe Burrow by watching him play and play against him:
“I knew his mental makeup, but to be on the pitch with him and experience it in real time makes you experience it more. He doesn’t back down. You have to remember, both times we played them we were awake “The first time we played them we were up 21-7. When we played them for the second time we were up 21-3. That’s the calmness of the championship.”
This is high praise and the fact that Burrow was able to come back big against one of the top teams in the league shows how unwavering he is. With a QB like that, the Bengals should have a shot at winning every game they play in.
This wasn’t the only critical acclaim from Burrow that Mathieu voiced during the interview, either. He also compared Bengal’s signal caller to arguably the best the sport has ever played:
“It was hard to stop Joe. The competition is made for guys like Joe and Ja’Marr (Chase). If you put the mentality and cleverness of the game together, he will do that for a long time to come. I see a lot of (Tom) Brady in him. He doesn’t back down.”
While Mathieu, a free agent, is unlikely to join the Bengals with rookie safeties Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell still under contract, he clearly thinks very highly of Burrow.
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