Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Cincinnati Bengals
Questionable
Injury Knee - ACL + MCL
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 $17 million) to make Burrow the unquestioned starter. At 6-3, 221, Burrow has good size, and scouts rave about his leadership, competitiveness and football IQ. He doesn't possess elite arm strength — it's below average for an NFL starter — but he has tremendous vision, rapidly works through his progressions, has excellent touch and is consistently accurate. He has a skilled group of playmakers to help him acclimate in Cincinnati, with A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon returning and 6-3 wideout Tee Higgins drafted in the second round. The biggest concern is the offensive line. The Bengals were terrible up front last season, but the return of 2019 first-round pick LT Jonah Williams from an injury should help, as should the signing of RG Xavier Su'a-Filo. Fortunately, Burrow is plenty mobile, capable of extending plays with his legs and making throws on the move. If he plays 16 games as expected, the rookie should have enough passing volume (the Bengals threw 616 times last season, 6th most) that it won't take much for him to be a top-10 fantasy QB with his rushing contributions. Read Past Outlooks
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#144.68
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$Signed a four-year, $36.19 million contract with the Bengals in July of 2020.
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.
ANALYSIS
Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed surgery Dec. 2 in the L.A. area, 10 days after Burrow suffered ACL and MCL tears in his left knee. No setbacks have been reported so far, but the young QB still has a long process ahead, hoping to make it back for the start of the 2021 season. Burrow recently told Colin Cowherd that he's excited to continue working with Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, who was rumored to be on the hot seat but ultimately kept his job. Cincinnati has every opportunity to improve this offseason, holding the fifth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and ranking sixth in the league in projected cap space ($42.1 million, per overthecap.com). Burrow said he thinks he'll be ready for Week 1.
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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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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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Undergoes successful surgery
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - ACL + MCL
December 3, 2020
Burrow underwent knee surgery Wednesday.
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Surgery on tap
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - ACL + MCL
November 30, 2020
Burrow (knee) is scheduled to undergo surgery to address his torn left ACL this week, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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Placed on IR
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - ACL + MCL
November 23, 2020
The Bengals placed Burrow (torn ACL) on injured reserve Monday.
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Expected to be ready for 2021
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - ACL + MCL
November 23, 2020
The Bengals expect Burrow (torn ACL) to recover in time for the start of the 2021 season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Multi-ligament injury confirmed
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - ACL + MCL
November 23, 2020
Burrow suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee, in addition to other structural damage, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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