National Personality Makes Wild Proclamation About Joe Burrow

This is... surprising.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs for a touchdown in the second quarter during an
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs for a touchdown in the second quarter during an / Cara Owsley/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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CINCINNATI — Bengals star Joe Burrow signed a five-year, $275 million extension last September that made him the highest paid player in the NFL. His average salary over the contract is $55 million. Meanwhile, Lions quarterback Jared Goff just signed a four-year extension with an average salary of $53 million per season.

Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports says he would take Goff over Burrow.

"This is the hardest one. Burrow is better. Burrow has four-straight years with injuries. Goff never gets hurt. I'd go Goff," he said on The Herd With Colin Cowherd. "And I love Burrow, but aren't you concerned about Burrow's injuries? When's the last time he had a good September?"

"You're getting to a point with Joe Burrow where the injuries are a part of him. You have to bake it in," Cowherd added. "If you're asking me today who I would take, at this moment, it's Goff."

Cowherd was comparing Goff to the top quarterbacks in the NFL. Burrow is coming back from a serious wrist injury, but it's hard to envision any general manager in the NFL picking Goff over Burrow.

Watch the clip in the video below. The Burrow vs Goff conversation starts at the 2:55 mark:

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James Rapien


James Rapien covers the Bengals for Sports Illustrated's and is one-half of the Locked on Bengals Podcast. He's also the co-owner/creator of Cincinnati Bengals Talk on YouTube. He earned a journalism degree from the University of Cincinnati and has spent the majority of his professional career in the Queen City. Rapien previously covered the Cavaliers and Indians in Cleveland. He has a background in radio, which includes stops at 700 WLW, ESPN 1530 and 92.3 The Fan. He loves a good trade rumor and uses copious amounts of hot sauce on his food. Cincinnati chili is his go-to meal, followed by gallons of mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert. When he isn't working or eating, he's probably walking his dog Finley or spending time with family.