Lebron James have praise for Joe Burrow who is first overall pick in this year’s draft and is off to a hot start. Burrow has had a sensational start to his career, and it’s catching people’s attention.
LeBron James, Ohio native, saw what we all saw on Thursday night: an absolutely incredible performance by Joe Burrow as he almost led the Bengals back from a 28-16 deficit. For Burrow, it must feel special to have the NBA’s greatest player right now to recognize his play. He deserves it for sure.
Burrow is SPECIAL! He has the “IT” for sure.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 18, 2020
Joe Burrow’s Crazy Thursday Night Game
Getting right down to the stats, it’s easy to see why Joe Burrow garnered the attention of the King himself. Burrow threw for 316 yards on 37/61 attempts for three touchdowns. Combine that with the fact that he had ZERO turnovers and you might have had an almost perfect game from him.
In fact, Burrow’s night was historic. He became just the third rookie quarterback since 1950 to throw for 60+ attempts, joining Chris Weinke (2001) and Carson Wentz (2016).
However, the best part? Burrow became the first rookie quarterback to throw for 60+ attempts while having zero interceptions. In fact, he becomes only the 10th overall to accomplish this feat, joining a list that features Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, and Andrew Luck.
He’s also only the fourth quarterback to do all that while throwing for three touchdowns. What’s interesting to note however, is that Burrow did all this while having less than three seconds to throw for on average.
Average time to throw:
🔸 Joe Burrow – 2.40 seconds
🔸 Baker Mayfield – 3.38 pic.twitter.com/yPgJv8B0Kv
— PFF (@PFF) September 18, 2020
Joe Burrow: The Answer to the Bengal’s Offensive Woes
The Bengals may be sitting at 0-2 right now, but that’s not at all on Joe Burrow. His career has started off on, yet again, a historic pace.
Throughout his first two games, Burrow has completed 61.9% of his passes for 509 yards, three touchdowns, while only throwing one interception. He also has 15 rushes for 65 yards and a rushing touchdown. Those numbers make him just one of 11 quarterbacks to start their career off that way, through two games.
The Bengals may have found their franchise quarterback. Last season, it took the Bengals 15 games to score 30 points. This year, they’ve done it in two. That’s all without the benefits of normal off-season workouts, training camps, and a preseason.
If he can continue to make plays like this, then the Bengals may have a bright future ahead with Burrow at the helm.
Joe Burrow 10¢ throw to TEE HIGGINS🎯
— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 18, 2020