Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel has praised Joe Burrow for the way the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback carries himself on and off the field. Burrow, the first overall pick of the 2020 NFL draft, led the Bengals to a Super Bowl in his second season in the league.
McDaniel, who was appointed as the Dolphins head coach this offseason, has a great level of respect for Burrow and he admits the Dolphins won't have an easy job this Thursday. On Thursday Night Football, the Bengals are hosting the Dolphins.
The Dolphins have a 3-0 record and will be looking to remain perfect this season when they meet the Bengals.
Dolphins coach McDaniel on what he finds impressive about Burrow
“Well, coming off the bus, I see swag,” McDaniel said.
“And then on the field — which yeah, I have a sound place in my heart for [swag]. But yeah, you really, really like — I don’t know, I appreciate guys, that you know, you’re the No. 1 pick in the draft.
That is a burden for some. It was a blessing for him and I really respect guys that come out, take all that hype and do justice by it or exceed it. The guy has great vision and awareness. He’s very mobile both within the pocket staying a passer and escaping to run.
Great touch. Great accuracy. And he really not only makes plays for their offense, but he helps other players make plays because of his ball location. So he’s one of the true young flag bearers of our league that does a great job and it’s a tremendous challenge for our defense to go out there and face him really”.
McDaniel certainly respects Burrow, but the Bengals quarterback hasn't really gotten off to a strong start to the new season. So far this season, Burrow has thrown six touchdowns and four interceptions. It remains to be seen if the Dolphins can beat the Burrow-led Bengals and improve to 4-0.