CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Bengals full-back, Joe Burrow, has a reputation for being difficult when it comes to self-assessment.
But midway through his rookie season, Burrow was pleased with what he had done, telling reporters that his first eight games in his professional career were just a glimpse of his potential.
“I’m just scratching the surface about where I can be and where I can go,” Burrow said Wednesday. “So that’s the most interesting thing for me.”
Bengals (2-5-1) had been relying on 2020 top draft overall picks throughout the season, and the rookie responded. He is third in the NFL with 2,272 yards of passing in Week 9, on track to beat Andrew Luck̵7;s rookie record set in 2012.
Burrow leads the tournament in terms of passes and completions but is still efficient despite the large volume. According to the NFL Next Gen Stats data, Burrow is ranked 13th in the NFL in terms of completion rates above expectations.
Last week, Burrow was 26-37 in 249 yards, double touches, no interceptions, and never covered in a 31-20 win over Tennessee Titans. The win ended a three-match streak and was the first to surpass a winning team during second-year coach Zac Taylor’s term.
After his first defeat to Los Angeles Chargers, Burrow gave himself a D – although he almost made a comeback, it was neutralized by a penalty that jammed the attack pass at the last minute. and.
Burrow remains realistic about the points he needs to improve on as Cincinnati enters its kick-off week. The rookie said he wanted to stop making plays that could lead to revenue. Burrow had a late interception that sent Titans out of the table for a penalty.
“That’s the biggest thing for me right now,” says Burrow. “It only limits sales [and] Security the ball in the bag, because you know the passers in this tournament are coming to take the ball – they are not coming to take the bag. “
Burrow’s coach and teammates have consistently praised the rookie throughout the season. Earlier this week, Mike Daniels, Bengals’ defensive handler said that Burrow should be first to win the NFL’s Rookie of the Year award.
Cincinnati’s broad receptionist Tyler Boyd reiterated that sentiment on Wednesday and said the rookie improves weekly, confident and “complete” should be considered for honor.
“I didn’t just say that because he was on our team, but he showed it every week,” Boyd said. “He never let the team down or any criticism or politics or anything like that. He comes every day to work and prove himself.
“As long as he keeps on dribbling and performing, why isn’t he the # 1 contender?”
When the Bengals kicked off Burrow with the franchise’s first # 1 option since the 2003 draft, they were hoping to find a long-term full-back to replace Andy Dalton, who was out for the season. this award after nine seasons in Cincinnati. On Monday, Taylor said he was “undoubtedly delighted” with the draft Bengalian Burrow, who was in the same draft category with Chargers midfielder Justin Herbert and Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa.
Burrow was asked to score himself after his first eight NFL games. Although he did not give a direct answer this time, it is clear the midfielder believes he has scored high.
“Obviously, there’s a lot more room for improvement,” Burrow said. “I’m not close to where I can be or need to be, but I think I’m off to a pretty good start.”