Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
23-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Cincinnati Bengals
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 $17 million) to make Burrow the unquestioned starter. At 6-3, 221, Burrow has good size, and scouts rave about his leadership, competitiveness and football IQ. He doesn't possess elite arm strength — it's below average for an NFL starter — but he has tremendous vision, rapidly works through his progressions, has excellent touch and is consistently accurate. He has a skilled group of playmakers to help him acclimate in Cincinnati, with A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon returning and 6-3 wideout Tee Higgins drafted in the second round. The biggest concern is the offensive line. The Bengals were terrible up front last season, but the return of 2019 first-round pick LT Jonah Williams from an injury should help, as should the signing of RG Xavier Su'a-Filo. Fortunately, Burrow is plenty mobile, capable of extending plays with his legs and making throws on the move. If he plays 16 games as expected, the rookie should have enough passing volume (the Bengals threw 616 times last season, 6th most) that it won't take much for him to be a top-10 fantasy QB with his rushing contributions. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $36.19 million contract with the Bengals in July of 2020.
Strong numbers in loss
QBCincinnati Bengals
September 17, 2020
Burrow completed 37 of 61 passes for 316 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bengals' 35-30 loss to the Browns on Thursday. He also rushed seven times for 19 yards and had two fumbles, losing one.
ANALYSIS
The rookie finished with a strong line despite much of his success coming in the shorter areas of the field, as evidenced by his 5.2 yards per attempt. Burrow did appear to take another step forward in his development through sheer volume of reps if nothing else, and he connected with three different pass catchers in C.J. Uzomah (Achilles), Mike Thomas and Tyler Boyd for his trio of scoring tosses. Burrow's last two scoring drives impressively covered extended stretches of the field, as he led the Bengals on marches of 83 yards on 14 plays and 75 yards over 16 plays in the fourth quarter. The 2020 first overall pick will now get some extra time to rest his arm, work on ball security and build further rapport with his pass-catching corps ahead of a tough Week 3 road test against the Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 27.
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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
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  • 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 %
22.7%
 
Avg Target Depth
7.8 Yds
 
Sack Rate
5.8%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
3.6 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
3.1%
 
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@ Eagles
Sunday, Sep 27th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
106.6
 
Cornerbacks
97.0
 
Safeties
66.4
 
Linebackers
145.3
 
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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
 
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Shows off wheels in Week 1
QBCincinnati Bengals
September 13, 2020
Burrow completed 23 of 36 passes for 193 yards and one interception in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Chargers and ran the ball eight times for 46 yards and a touchdown.
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Leading healthy offense
QBCincinnati Bengals
September 11, 2020
Burrow will lead a healthy offense into Sunday's game against the Chargers, as the Bengals don't have any offensive players on their Week 1 injury report.
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Signs rookie deal
QBCincinnati Bengals
July 28, 2020
Burrow has agreed to terms with the Bengals on a four-year contract worth $36.1 million, ESPN's Ben Baby reports.
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Goes first overall to Bengals
QBCincinnati Bengals
April 23, 2020
The Bengals selected Burrow in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, first overall.
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Won't work out at combine
QBFree Agent
February 25, 2020
Burrow won't throw passes or do athletic testing at the scouting combine this week, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
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