Browns’ Myles Garrett speaks out on ‘toughness’ of Bengals’ Joe Burrow
Burrow attempted a whopping 61 passes in the Bengals’ 35-30 loss to the Browns. Defensive end Myles Garrett shared some high praise for his new opponent, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com:
“The guy is tough,” Browns defensive end Myles Garrett told reporters after the game. “He took a lot of shots, and he bounced right back up. He was still putting deep ones on the money and he always kept his eyes downfield. He was never really worried about the rush, unless it was really on him. That is better than some veteran quarterbacks. He has a ways to go, but he is already off to a good start. I am impressed by him.”
The fact that Garrett’s distaste for quarterbacks in the AFC North has been well-documented as of late is indicative of the promise that Burrow was able to showcase. While he is still in the midst of finding his footing in the NFL, the Bengals seemingly have good reason to be confident in his potential as a franchise cornerstone.
Garrett, of course, was suspended indefinitely during the 2019 season for a hit to the head with a helmet in a scrum with Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph and later reinstated.
Burrow finished the game completing 37-of-61 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns. Regardless, it appears his presence in the pocket and overall toughness was the part that left the Bengals’ rookie’s opponents most impressed.
Despite the praise, Burrow has downplayed his performance since the Bengals are now 0-2 to start the season. He is hoping to secure his first win on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3 following back-to-back defeats in the span of five days.