Joe Burrow impresses in his first scrimmage with the Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Burrow(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Burrow(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

In his first NFL scrimmage on Friday, Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow reminded everyone why he was selected with the top pick in the draft.

As training camp progresses, the Bengals’ new quarterback, Joe Burrow, has been earning rave reviews from coaches and players alike. In his first-ever professional scrimmage on Friday, Burrow got the media aboard the hype train. Local media members who were in attendance gave the rookie signal-caller significant praise for his performance.

In his first drive, Burrow reportedly completed all six of his passes, capping off the drive with a touchdown to wide receiver Auden Tate. In addition to the touchdown, the rookie quarterback converted with a scramble on a third down and then again on a pass to Tate on a third-and-14. Burrow’s first drive was impressive, but it didn’t end there.

Joe Burrow’s second drive was just as good as his first

When he came back on the field for his second drive, the former Heisman continued to put on a show. This time, he capped the drive off with another touchdown to Tate. While he may have missed a pass to tight end C.J. Uzomah for a potential touchdown, it was his only miss of the first two drives. Through two possessions, Burrow had thrown 9 completions on 10 passes.

By the end of the scrimmage, Burrow’s offense had scored three touchdowns on five drives, one of those being a carry by running back Samaje Perine. Dan Hoard, the radio voice of the Bengals, unofficially recorded the rookie as going for 13-of-19 on the day. For his first scrimmage, these numbers stand out as great.

Overall, it was a great day for Burrow and the offense. The first overall pick showed that he has developed a chemistry with Tate and that he can perform at a high level early in his career. Bengals fans should be excited to watch their new quarterback this season, all signs point to a great rookie campaign.

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