I don’t know what Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow did to anger the national media, but it must’ve been bad.

It seems like every week there’s a new way that Burrow gets slighted.

This week, it’s via NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks, who ranked the five “scariest quarterbacks” in the NFL.

As you can probably guess, Brooks didn’t include Burrow. He did, however, include Justin Herbert, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson (as well as Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes, which makes sense at least).

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) calls out a play in the first quarter of the NFL Week 2 game between the Chicago Bears and the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. The Bears led 7-0 at halftime.
Cincinnati Bengals At Chicago Bears

I can understand Allen and Jackson being included (especially Jackson — he’s a tough player to defend).

But Herbert?

I’m sorry, that’s just disrespectful. Herbert didn’t even lead his team to the playoffs last season. Meanwhile, Burrow has done something that Allen, Jackson, and Herbert haven’t done yet — he’s led his team to a Super Bowl.

And isn’t that was playing in the NFL is all about?

What Burrow did last season was truly astonishing. I don’t care about the personal numbers — though Burrow’s numbers were certainly good. What really matters is the fact that Burow makes everyone around him better. That’s what should make him scary to the rest of the NFL.

Without Burrow, the Bengals aren’t in the Super Bowl last season. He’s completely turned Cincinnati around and turned the Bengals into one of the best teams in the NFL.

Maybe Bucky Brooks and I have different definitions of “scary”.

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