Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Former Florida quarterback and current SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow joined ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM this week and offered up some high praise for LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, even comparing him to former Tiger QB Matt Flynn.

Here's what he said about Burrow.
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"I knew of him from Ohio State," Tebow said. "A lot of people knocked him because he didn’t win that job but he lost it to someone who is probably No. 3 in the Heisman race right now in Dwayne Haskins."

"He has been really efficient and effective. He’s been clutch in big situations. I think he’s getting better and he’s a better athlete than people give him credit for."

"I think he has a better arm than people think and he’s also a tough kid and he doesn’t make a lot of bad decisions. With all the athlete around him... that's a good recipe for LSU."

"A lot of people also look at him as a game manager, and I think he’s so much more than that. I think he has a little bit of Matt Flynn in him. That moxie that he had in 2007, and again I think that's a good recipe for LSU."
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Nix to Twillie65 months
Game recognize game.
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jptiger200965 months
He's got way more swag than Flynn, lol
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Shooter65 months
He's better than Tebow and that's a good recipe for LSU!
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GeologyGrad8865 months
Ummm... I wish he was as good as Tebow, but he is definitely improving and I am looking forward to the remainder of the season.
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mylsuhat65 months
Dude. Tebow is a Top 5 College Player All Time
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mallardhank65 months
Tebow shows a lot of class in everything he does. Thanks for the kind words to our QB
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Tomball Tiger 265 months
Burrow getting better every game! He was very impressive last week, and Ensminger actually called a darn good game. I like the improvement in the last few weeks. Burrow is a gamer, and has some tools to make him better. Real test now through Bama. I like it so far!!
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Paradiddler65 months
Wow, Tim is getting a bit lispy lately - right about Burrow, butttt????
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TigerSpray65 months
Play calling limited Flynn. No Limit on Joe.
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abellsujr65 months
I thought the same thing. Not in throwing mechanics, but in mentality. They both make good decisions(when to run, throw away, etc), they both protect the football, and they both improve their play when the game is on the line. I think Burrow probably has better throwing mechanics and ability though. No offense to Flynn.
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Space Cowboy65 months
Overall, in my opinion, Joe Burrow is quite a bit better than Matt Flynn was. Maybe he doesn't quite have the arm strength that Matt Flying had, but he is nevertheless more accurate than Matt Flynn was at LSU and also he is far better at reading the defense of the opposing teams and consequently much better at making decisions and also at making lightning-quick decisions when going through his progressions. At least at this stage of his career. As Flynn also improved on those things during his pro career. However, it is difficult to compare the two of them because they are quarterbacks for two entirely different kinds of offenses and systems, but nevertheless, I can understand why Tebow compared him to Matt Flynn. As it was Matt Flynn who beat Florida when Tim Tebow was there. I think there was a pretty gigantic learning curve for Joe Burrow for him to come into an entirely brand new situation as a new quarterback, having to learn a new culture, new teammates, a new coaching staff, a brand new offense, and having to compete for the new job on top of it, and I believe all of that also slowed down his progress somewhat. However, now that he has made the tremendous transition and adjustments and has now apparently become the leader of this team, I see nothing but progress and improvement for Joe Burrow for the remainder of the season. Furthermore, next season Joe Burrow will be lights out. As he will already know the offense and will spend the spring camp and the fall camp honing in his offensive skills as opposed to having to learn a new offense, new team, and new coaching staff.
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Space Cowboy65 months
Well, I had some paragraphs but they disappeared after I hit the post button.
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Space Cowboy65 months
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Space Cowboy65 months
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ColoBama64 months
Tebow needs to come out of the closet. Burrows is making Tim erect.
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