PFF has quite the bold prediction for Joe Burrow in his rookie year

Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Burrow (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The Cincinnati Bengals are hoping Joe Burrow can buck the norm and become a top quarterback in his rookie season.

Expectations are particularly high in Cincinnati for Joe Burrow’s rookie year. Before taking a single snap in the NFL, the LSU product is being heralded as a hero and the franchise quarterback for the Bengals. Just how high can he climb in his first year in the NFL? Pro Football Focus is setting the ceiling as a top ten quarterback.

It’s undeniable that Joe Burrow had an incredible senior season. He achieved the elusive “big three” by winning the Heisman Trophy, leading his team to an undefeated season, and securing a national championship.

He broke individual records as well, throwing for 60 touchdowns on his way to looking unstoppable, no matter who he was playing against. This success branded him as a clear number one draft choice for Cincinnati in the 2020 NFL Draft. While his success in college was outstanding, usually most rookie quarterbacks, even fellow number one overall picks, are given lower expectations.

If Burrow is to live up to the hype, he’ll have to piece together a rookie campaign that the league hasn’t seen since Andrew Luck entered the league.