The Cincinnati Bengals were longshots at the beginning of this season to win the Super Bowl, sitting at 100-1 odds back in September. Now, the only thing standing in their way of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy is the Los Angeles Rams.

A huge reason for the Bengals’ success has been quarterback Joe Burrow, who in just his second season has impressively beaten the likes of Patrick Mahomes to get this far.

Many have been comparing the young quarterback to all-time greats such as Tom Brady. While that comparison might be a little too soon, there is no doubting the caliber of play that Burrow has shown throughout this season. He overcame a lot to even get to this point of making it to the NFL, sitting as a backup at Ohio State for three years before finally getting his chance to star at LSU where he won a Heisman Trophy and national title.

In a virtual interview for Super Bowl Media Day, Burrow shared a message for young athletes looking to follow in his footsteps.

“Focus on getting better,” said Burrow. “Don’t have a workout and go post it on Instagram the next day and go sit on your butt for four days and everyone thinks you’re working hard but you really aren’t.”

“Work in silence, don’t show everybody what you’re doing. Let your game on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights show all the hard work you put in.”

Quotes like this are exactly why Burrow gets comparisons to the all-time greats. It just seems like he gets what it takes to be the best of his craft, and many on social media seem to agree.

Burrow will have the chance for his game to speak for itself this Sunday with everything at stake when they take on the Rams at SoFi Stadium in Super Bowl 56.

[Bleacher Report]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.