Keyshawn Johnson became the subject of a roast on Thursday. The new host of Undisputed ruffled the feathers of NFL fans when he called Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow “overrated.” Many rushed to the Undisputed X account to air their grievances.
What Did Keyshawn Johnson Say on Undisputed?
“He hasn’t won his division, I don’t believe yet.”
Keyshawn doubled down on his take, as Skip Bayless sat and listened in disbelief. Dominant Bengals weapons Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and Ja’Marr Chase were used in an argument to discredit the Bengals’ signal-caller. Burrow’s one Pro Bowl selection was also used against him, despite him only playing three NFL seasons.
THIS IS PATHETIC:
FOX Sports analyst Keyshawn Johnson says #Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is overrated because he has NOT won a division title yet.
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) September 1, 2023
Bengals, Steelers, and Packers Fans Joined In
Multiple NFL fan bases reacted to Johnson’s lack of general sports knowledge and deemed Burrow as “disrespected.” Many suggested Keyshawn do research going forward to avoid more factually incorrect takes.
The FS1 network and the show Undisputed were also roasted for hiring him to replace Shannon Sharpe.
Seriously, why didn’t he just use Google?
It’s so funny how many of these guys are paid so much and they go on without doing much research prior to speaking
— Burt Macklin NY (@BurtyMacklin) September 1, 2023
The bengals literally won the division the last two years? Am I trippin?
— Cody J. (@OffensiveGinga) September 1, 2023
He literally won it last year https://t.co/Wf3rLqlQKz
— Ernie. (@Negraaababyyy) September 1, 2023
Skip may have found someone as dumb as him 😂 https://t.co/vWY9n8EhUm
— Jansen Sparks (@frozen_Tundra12) September 1, 2023
The Bengals Under Joe Burrow
Burrow has proven himself worthy as a top quarterback with two seasons over 4,000 passing yards and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 82:31. Burrow’s numbers are impressive following his return from an ACL injury in 2020, and in spite of a shaky offensive line (he’s been sacked 124 times in just 42 career starts).
The 2020 Cincinnati Bengals missed the playoffs, primarily due to Burrow’s ACL injury, finishing 4-12 and last in the AFC North. With a healthy Burrow, they have won the AFC North in back-to-back seasons in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
Although they were a 10-7 team in 2021, they won two out of three road playoff games before losing Super Bowl 56 to the Los Angeles Rams, 23-20.
In 2022, they improved to a 12-4 record but fell to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. Despite coming up short on hoisting a Lombardi two seasons in a row, the Bengals are 5-2 in the playoffs under Burrow — three of those five playoff wins were road victories.