Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Cincinnati Bengals
Questionable
Injury Knee - ACL + MCL
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Burrow was the favorite for rookie of the year last season before tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee Week 11. He set team rookie records for completion percentage (65.3) and passing yards per game (268.8), grabbing the league's attention by throwing for at least 300 yards in five of his first seven games. But it was largely built on volume (40.4 attempts per game led the league through 11 weeks), while downfield passing was a struggle. Of his 46 attempts of 20-plus yards, Burrow completed just nine, for a 19.2 completion percentage that ranked 34th of 35 QBs. His on-target percentage on deep throws ranked 30th (39.1), and his 6.4 YPA was 34th. Part of the problem was limited arm strength, but Burrow also had to rush throws as he was pressured on 28.3 percent of his downfield dropbacks. He was sacked 32 times, a 51-sack full-season pace. To mitigate the pass rush, the Bengals took advantage of his mobility by regularly rolling him out, and often relied on a quick passing game with intermediate routes. On attempts of 8-15 yards, his on-target percentage ranked 11th (70.0) and his completion percentage 10th (62.0). The Bengals upgraded their receiving group by reuniting Burrow with college teammate Ja'Marr Chase, the fifth overall pick in the draft. Chase will team with Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, giving Burrow three quality wideouts. And Joe Mixon, who was limited to six games last year, is healthy and provides a solid rushing attack. Burrow has a lot of room for growth, and with improved downfield passing could easily outperform his ADP. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#96.38
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $36.19 million contract with the Bengals in July of 2020.
Expects to be healthy by camp
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - ACL + MCL
June 16, 2021
Burrow (knee) said Tuesday that he's aiming to be 100 percent healthy by the time training camp arrives in late July, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Burrow estimated that his surgically repaired left knee was at about 85 percent during this week's minicamp, and he said he experienced no setbacks during any of the Bengals' nine OTA sessions during the offseason. He still has some work to do to get prepared for training camp, but even if he has some limitations in the Bengals' initial practices, he looks well on track to be available for the Week 1 matchup with the Vikings on Sept. 12.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Joe Burrow's 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
19.1%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.7 Yds
 
Sack Rate
7.3%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.5 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
3.7%
 
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2020
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2020 Joe Burrow Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Joe Burrow's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
221 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.88 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Joe Burrow
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21 days ago
Chris Liss thinks that Joe Burrow is a low-risk option in one QB leagues; and a fade in superflex formats.
Dynasty Watch: Rookie Top 75
48 days ago
Travis Etienne probably can't catch fellow first-round running back Najee Harris in redraft rankings, but in dynasty leagues it's a very different question.
NFL: Rookie Redraft Rankings
49 days ago
With easily the highest projected workload from scrimmage, Najee Harris ranks atop the 2021 rankings for the rookie class.
NFL Draft: Day 1 Fantasy Fallout
53 days ago
John McKechnie breaks down the fantasy impact from Round 1. Najee Harris has a clear path to a workhorse role in Pittsburgh, but could other factors within the Steelers offense lower his ceiling?
NFL Draft: McKechnie Mock 2.0
54 days ago
John McKechnie drops his final mock with the draft set to get underway. The intrigue starts with the 49ers at No.3 on Thursday, where San Francisco could have something up its sleeve.
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Burrow had perhaps the greatest season by a quarterback in college football history last year. He led the nation in passing yards (5,671) and completion percentage (76.3) while throwing an FBS-record 60 TD passes, guiding LSU to the national championship and winning the Heisman Trophy along with pretty much every passing award. Making him the No. 1 pick in the draft was an easy choice for the Bengals. Also an easy choice was releasing long-time starting QB Andy Dalton one week later (and saving $17 million) to make Burrow the unquestioned starter. At 6-3, 221, Burrow has good size, and scouts rave about his leadership, competitiveness and football IQ. He doesn't possess elite arm strength — it's below average for an NFL starter — but he has tremendous vision, rapidly works through his progressions, has excellent touch and is consistently accurate. He has a skilled group of playmakers to help him acclimate in Cincinnati, with A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon returning and 6-3 wideout Tee Higgins drafted in the second round. The biggest concern is the offensive line. The Bengals were terrible up front last season, but the return of 2019 first-round pick LT Jonah Williams from an injury should help, as should the signing of RG Xavier Su'a-Filo. Fortunately, Burrow is plenty mobile, capable of extending plays with his legs and making throws on the move. If he plays 16 games as expected, the rookie should have enough passing volume (the Bengals threw 616 times last season, 6th most) that it won't take much for him to be a top-10 fantasy QB with his rushing contributions.
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'All systems go' for opener
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - ACL + MCL
May 18, 2021
Burrow (knee) is considered "all systems go" for the Bengals' season opener against the Vikings, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. "He's on track for full go for the start of the season," Dr. Neal ElAttrache said.
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Reunited with college teammate
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - ACL + MCL
April 30, 2021
The Bengals added another elite pass-catching option for Burrow (knee) in the first-round Thursday, drafting college teammate Ja'Marr Chase from LSU.
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On track for Week 1
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - ACL + MCL
April 21, 2021
Burrow (knee) said Tuesday in an interview with Chris Collinsworth on the "Pro Football Focus Podcast" that he's "very optimistic" about his rehab progress and expects to play Week 1, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Begins rehab in Cincinnati
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - ACL + MCL
January 11, 2021
Burrow (knee) is back in Cincinnati after spending the first phase of his rehab process in Los Angeles, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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Undergoes successful surgery
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - ACL + MCL
December 3, 2020
Burrow underwent knee surgery Wednesday.
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