Bengals: 5 bold predictions for Joe Burrow as he preps for his debut

Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Burrow (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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As the Cincinnati Bengals enter the Joe Burrow era, here are five bold predictions for the promising rookie signal-caller.

When the Bengals drafted Joe Burrow, it was clear that they intended for him to be the franchise quarterback for a long time. Without ever taking a snap, they handed him the keys to the organization and made him the clear day one starter.

Expectations for rookies vary widely and the performance for each person is very different. With Burrow’s historic senior season at LSU and immediate status as a starter, the rookie has more pressure placed upon his shoulders than anyone else from the 2020 draft.

Adding even more pressure to the situation is the fact that Cincinnati’s success this year will largely rely on the play of Joe Burrow. Thankfully, everything that coaches and teammates have been saying out of camp has indicated that he is ready to jump in and be successful. However, without preseason games, the first chance fans will be able to make that determination for themselves won’t come until the home opener on Sunday.

The reigning Heisman has the opportunity to set himself up for a huge career by piecing together a strong opening season. Here are some predictions for Burrow, both in terms of statistics and team performance.