There are a lot of bad takes on the internet about Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, but I think we stumbled across the worst of all of them this week.

Burrow has only been in the NFL for two years, but he already looks like a superstar. The former LSU standout shockingly led the Bengals to a Super Bowl appearance last year, something that no one outside the state of Ohio was predicting entering the 2022 season (and I’m guessing even most Bengals fans weren’t expecting it).

The incredible Super Bowl run, however, hasn’t stopped some folks from questioning the legitimacy of Burrow’s status as a superstar.

One analyst went as far as comparing Burrow to…Carson Wentz???

Mar 17, 2022; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz addresses the media at Inova Sports Performance Center Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: John McCreary-USA TODAY Sports

Pro Football Focus intern Arjun Menon took to Twitter recently to suggest that Burrow and Wentz’s second seasons in the NFL were similar and that the two quarterbacks could experience similar careers.

Wentz, who was recently traded for the second time in his career (Eagles to Colts and then Colts to Commanders), hasn’t had a ton of success after leading Philly to an 11-2 record (before suffering an injury) in 2017.

I’m sure Menon, who deleted his tweet about Burrow and Wentz after severe backlash from Bengals fans, is trying to look at this purely from an analytical standpoint. In that context, I can somewhat understand his take.

But I don’t think Burrow is a quarterback that we can look at purely from an analytical standpoint.

There are more physically gifted quarterbacks in the NFL than Burrow. He doesn’t have the best arm and he’s not the fastest quarterback in the league.

Burrow’s unmatched leadership skills and ability to get the most out of his teammates, however, is what truly makes him special.

And those traits can’t be measured by EPA or any other stat.

Anyone who watched Burrow play last year, or during his time at LSU, knows that he’s a better quarterback than Wentz. It doesn’t take a football savant to come to that realization.

I’m sure this won’t be the last bad Joe Burrow take we see, but it could be the worst one we ever see.

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