Joe Burrow may not be winning a lot, but he has been terrific. After his win against the Titans, Skip Bayless had a lot to say about Burrow.
I dug in on Joe Burrow before the Draft, and I’m still there. His mental and physical toughness under siege and without much protection is spectacular. He has done even better than I thought he could for a really bad football team. More @Undisputed, now on FS1 https://t.co/KkXuLzlika
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 10, 2020
Burrow has been steadily improving his game all year long and clearly people are noticing. Burrow was the first overall pick last draft, and he has shown so far that he is worth the investment.
Joe Burrow Starts Career the Right Way
Just how great has Burrow been this season? Well for starters, his 2,272 passing yards is good for eighth in the league, ahead of veterans like Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, and Aaron Rodgers.
Further, he has also thrown for 11 touchdowns and boasts a strong passer rating of 91.4. Additionally, Burrow has managed to put up these impressive numbers despite being the second most sacked quarterback in the league.
If Burrow can sustain these numbers, it appears that he’ll be well on his way to winning offensive rookie of the year. After all, just take a look at how he’s played compared to other quarterbacks in his draft class in week 8, and the fact that he leads them in almost every category.
Week 8 Rookie QB Grades:
1. Joe Burrow – 80.1
2. Justin Herbert – 70.3
3. Tua Tagovailoa – 45.3
4. Ben DiNucci – 27.9 pic.twitter.com/b8HSXzkjOR
— PFF (@PFF) November 2, 2020
Burrow continues to impress, and it becomes increasingly more evident why the Bengals decided to make him their franchise quarterback. Here are a few more stats to show how incredible he has been this season.
Joe Burrow: Highest-graded QB in the AFC North (77.2) pic.twitter.com/IlccH3OcMx
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 3, 2020
High-graded games by a rookie QB this season:
1. Joe Burrow Wk 3 -86.5
2. Joe Burrow Wk 4 – 80.7
3. Joe Burrow Wk 8 – 80.1 pic.twitter.com/gFUtd7blys
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 6, 2020
What’s Next For Burrow and the Bengals?
The Bengals will head to Pittsburgh to play their AFC North rivals next week. This game will be a challenge for Burrow as the Steelers are currently undefeated and employ one of the league’s best defenses.
It’ll surely be a treat to see if Burrow can continue his magical spell against this elite team.