Joe Burrow Getting Compared to Tom Brady Proves the Hype is Officially Out of Control

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers celebrates after a fourth quarter rushing touchdown by Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 (not pictured) against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Joe Burrow hype train has been rapidly building steam throughout the season, and it's officially reached peak insanity.

After a statement victory over Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, Burrow established himself as not only the Heisman Favorite, but also a strong candidate for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

And to further add to the hype surrounding LSU's star quarterback, analyst and former coach Richard Neuheisel made a bold and lofty comparison between Burrow and one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Tom Brady.

"That guy is Tom Brady. He is going to be a remarkable NFL quarterback," Neuheisel said of Burrow.

Are we seriously already declaring that Burrow is going to be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever? Don't get me wrong, he looks phenomenal this season, but comparing him to TB12 is probably reaching a bit too far. While Burrow is shooting up draft boards and Heisman rankings, he has a LOT left to prove to be compared with Brady.

Maybe it'd be wise to hold onto those hot takes until Burrow actually takes an NFL snap, as this is a guy who was considered a borderline Day 3 NFL Draft prospect entering the season. Obviously he's changed that narrative, but let's not get too carried away in the excitement.