Joe Burrow, the 25-year old Browns quarterback who has been in the NFL for just two years burst onto a national scene at 7:35 PM on December 30th. He led his team to an improbable victory over Pittsburgh and became only one of four quarterbacks this season to pass for 300 or more yards in three straight games. Joe’s six touchdowns were also tied with Patrick Mahomes II as most by any QB this season.,
In his second season, Joe Burrow has taken the NFL by storm. He not only led the Cincinnati Bengals to a 10-6 record and the NFC North championship, but he did it while putting up MVP-caliber stats.
Burrow has accumulated 4,611 throwing yards and 36 total touchdowns while completing 70.4 percent of his throws. Burrow might easily be the league’s MVP if it weren’t for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers’ overwhelming domination this season.
Joe Burrow is coming off two huge performances in a row.
Joe Burrow is the obvious frontrunner for Comeback Player of the Year over Dak Prescott. He’s leading his team at the perfect moment and is performing at an MVP level. Nick Bosa, in my opinion, is the only player who can steal CPOY from Burrow in this last week.
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Burrow has been consistent throughout the season. His last two performances, on the other hand, have been very spectacular. While putting up amazing stat numbers, he guided the Bengals to two critical victories against AFC opponents.
Burrow threw for 525 yards and four touchdowns on 37-for-46 passing against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17. The Bengals’ quarterback put on a tremendous offensive performance, demonstrating exactly how gifted the rookie starter is. The Ravens have been dealing with injuries lately, but they’re still a well-coached squad that has traditionally caused difficulties for Cincinnati.
Burrow showed no signs of slowing down in Week 18. He threw for 446 yards and four touchdowns in the win against the Kansas City Chiefs, outdueling Patrick Mahomes. Burrow put on yet another fantastic performance as a quarterback, causing people to take notice of how dominating he’s been this season.
Joe Burrow has been called as a “trained assassin” by ESPN commentator Dan Orlovsky.
Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN commentator Dan Orlovsky went to the airwaves after the Bengals’ excellent Week 18 victory over the Chiefs to compliment Burrow. Burrow was described to a “trained assassin” by Orlovsky, who said he should be considered for MVP.
It’s difficult to picture voters choosing Burrow over Rodgers or even Tom Brady. Orlovsky, on the other hand, makes an excellent argument. The Bengals’ second-year quarterback should surely be considered. Burrow has the fifth-best passing yards, first-best completion percentage, fifth-best touchdowns, and second-best passer rating among quarterbacks.
With such statistics, Burrow should at the very least be taken into account throughout the voting process.
Returning to Orlovsky’s characterization of Burrow as a “trained assassin,” it’s a fair parallel. Burrow has done an outstanding job not just of quarterbacking in general, but also of spreading the ball around to various receivers and hitting the defense’s weak places. Three Bengals receivers had a combined total of 800 yards, demonstrating Burrow’s ability to read and react.
Can the Bengals make a playoff splash this year?
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The Bengals have an outstanding offensive and are now one of the hottest teams in the NFL. The major issue is whether or not this will be enough to get them to the playoffs. A handful of Bengals players, including head coach Zac Taylor, will be playing in the playoffs for the first time.
In the end, the Bengals will most likely rely on what has brought them this far. They have a quarterback who is a superstar, as well as a trio of great pass-catchers to whom he can deliver the ball. In the playoffs, they’ll strive to outscore their opponents.
Will this approach be fruitful? Only time will tell whether this is true. In any case, Burrow is well-deserving of the plaudits that Dan Orlovsky is heaping on him.
Pro Football Reference provided all stats.
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