Cincinnati Bengals great Ickey Woods had his first interaction with the franchise’s superstar quarterback Joe Burrow after Burrow led the team to a 27-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC title game nearly two weeks ago. According to many NFL fan pages, this match was phenomenal for betting.
It was then Woods realized Burrow has that “it” factor. And he’s a huge reason why the Bengals will be playing against the Rams for the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
“It only comes along every so often,” Woods told Fox News Digital in a recent interview. “You see it in the top athletes like Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, and Tom Brady. It’s a thing that you rarely see, and this guy has it. He has it at a young age. Most guys, it takes them five to seven years to develop it, but he has it coming out the box. He’s a great talent, and we love him. For the next 10 to 15 years, the Cincinnati Bengals are going to be a really good football team.”
There’s no doubt about it that Burrow and the Bengals are ahead of schedule.
Many NFL experts predicted the Bengals to finish dead last in their division, behind the Browns, Ravens, and Steelers, but in just his second year as the team’s starter, Burrow led Cincinnati to its first AFC North title in six years.
He also guided the Bengals to their first postseason victory in 31 years when they came away with a 26-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders in the wild-card round of the playoffs.