Joe Burrow is officially in the win column as an NFL quarterback, and he is properly basking in the achievement.
Burrow’s Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a 33-25 final on Sunday. It marked just the third win for Cincinnati in the last two seasons as well as the rookie Burrow’s first career victory.
After the game, Burrow, who threw for 300 yards and a touchdown, sent a fitting tweet. The former Heisman Trophy winner wrote simply, “Winning is fun.”
Burrow was the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft and has now topped 300 yards passing in three of his first four career starts. The 23-year-old made a bold declaration to Bengals fans at the beginning of this year. Getting that first W is definitely a step in the right direction there.
The Cincinnati Bengals seem pretty happy with Joe Burrow’s NFL debut, as does one of the team’s key offensive figures.
Wide receiver A.J. Green came away very impressed with Burrow’s first game in the league, adding that he feels the team has drafted someone special.
Burrow threw a pretty terrible interception in the fourth quarter with his team in field goal range. He didn’t let it impact him at all, shaking it off to lead the team into field goal range upon getting the ball back to set up what should have been a game-tying kick.
Burrow went 23/36 for 193 yards with an interception. He also scored a touchdown in a somewhat surprising way.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow scored his first NFL touchdown early in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, but you may be surprised to hear it was not on a play in which he threw the ball.
Burrow’s first NFL score came on what appeared to be a designed run. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner scampered 22 yards into the end zone.
Burrow threw an incredible 60 touchdown passes compared to just six interceptions for the national champion LSU Tigers last season. He’s going to throw plenty this season as well, but the Bengals will take the points any way they can get them.
Twitter had some great reactions to Burrow’s first career score.
Burrow had 368 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns last season, so he isn’t exactly a statue. Still, you would have gotten a nice payout if you bet on his first NFL touchdown being a running score. Not many people saw that coming.
Joe Burrow offered a great quote that will get the Cincinnati Bengals and their fans excited.
Burrow spoke with the media on Wednesday and talked about his objectives.
“I’m not here to go .500 and squeak into the playoffs. I’m out here to win games and win championships,” Burrow said, via The Athletic’s Paul Dehner Jr.
The Bengals went 2-14 last season, which is how they were in position to draft Burrow No. 1 overall. The team hasn’t won a playoff game since 1990, either.
There is a lot of work to be done in Cincinnati, and those fans aren’t exactly used to extravagant wins. But if Burrow’s attitude says anything, it’s that the Bengals are in good hands moving forward. All the news about Burrow coming out of training camp has been positive too, which is a good sign.
It’s been no secret that Joe Burrow would start at quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals since they drafted him, but coach Zac Taylor is adding that it was entirely earned.
Taylor confirmed that Burrow would start, and that he’s known it since day one. He also affirmed, however, that Burrow had proven himself in camp.
Burrow didn’t really have to work for the job, but it’s clear there are no concerns about his readiness. We haven’t heard much about the No. 1 overall pick’s camp performance, but the Bengals seem confident in him.
Burrow seems to have a good head on his shoulders. It will be interesting to see what he can do as Cincinnati’s starter.
Joe Burrow says he’s joining the short list of professional athletes who live solely off endorsement money while pocketing their actual salary for years to come.
Burrow said that he does not plan to spend any of his contract money, preferring to use cash only from his various endorsements to fund his day-to-day lifestyle.
“I don’t plan on spending any contract money,” the quarterback said, via Alex Chippin of theScore. “I’m just gonna live off the marketing money and let that accrue in my bank account.”
Burrow can point to deals with Fanatics, Nike, Bose, Lowe’s, Nerf, and Buffalo Wild Wings already, and he hasn’t even played an NFL game yet. Those deals should give him plenty of financial flexibility while allowing him to put the over $36 million he’s owed by the Cincinnati Bengals away into his savings account.
Burrow would join a select group of athletes who make enough from endorsement deals to do this. It certainly means Burrow is in good company.
Joe Burrow is officially a rich man, as the former LSU star signed his rookie deal with the Cincinnati Bengals this week. Burrow is now so wealthy, in fact, that he can finally afford his own place.
Burrow’s father, Jimmy Burrow, discussed Joe’s four-year, $36 million contract during an appearance on WNXX-FM 104.5’s “Off the Bench” on Wednesday morning. The elder Burrow joked that his son can finally move out of his basement now.
“We finally got him outta our basement,” Jimmy Burrow said, via The Advocate.
The entire contract is fully guaranteed and included a $23.9 million signing bonus, so Burrow should be able to buy himself and his parents a new house. Jimmy admitted that the Burrow family got a bit nervous during the contract negotiation process and is “glad to get that part behind (them).”
“It was a process. There was language that needed to be ironed out. As a parent, you get a little nervous when it isn’t a done deal,” Jimmy admitted.
With Burrow’s contract finally wrapped up, the Bengals must now focus on building a contending team around him. He may only have one of his best receivers for a year, though the team could still find a way to work that situation out.
Look out, folks. Colin Cowherd is taking aim at another AFC North quarterback.
The FOX Sports radio host is a bit skeptical of Joe Burrow, the Cincinnati Bengals’ top draft pick. Cowherd went over the Bengals’ schedule during his Monday’s edition of “The Herd,” and did not mince words. He said that he’s rooting for Burrow, but essentially said the Cincinnati quarterback will have no success in his rookie year.
“Joe Burrow is going to get mauled this year,” Cowherd said. “He is not going to look good.”
Cowherd is probably an outlier here. Many observers and pundits rate Burrow highly and think he will be a success in the NFL.
If Burrow wants some advice on how to deal with Cowherd’s vocal criticism, he should probably reach out to one of his division rivals. Baker Mayfield has become very accustomed to the Cowherd treatment in the last year or so.
The NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award can be tough to predict. It’s based as much on opportunity as anything else; if you don’t play as a rookie, you’re obviously not going to excel. Add in the uncertainty of predicting how a first-year player will adapt to the league, and it can be a bit of a crapshoot.
Still, we can make some educated guesses based on opportunity and ability. With that in mind, here are our five early favorites for 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Fear not, Joe Burrow is not holding out from the Cincinnati Bengals. It could still be some time before he signs his contract, though.
Burrow told the “Pardon My Take” podcast that due to the uncertainty over the status of the 2020 season, he has yet to sign his rookie deal.
“I haven’t signed the contract yet, so we’re just kind of waiting to see what happens over the next three months, because we really don’t know,” Burrow said, via Ryan Young of Yahoo Sports.
Burrow will be due a significant bonus when he signs. If the NFL has to play games without fans, the financial implications will be massive. That uncertainty is definitely causing some issues right now, and it’s not going away anytime soon.