NFL network analyst thinks Joe Burrow could make Pro Bowl this year

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NFL Network analyst Peter Schrager stated earlier this week that he likes the chances for Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow to make the Pro Bowl.

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is on pace to break several rookie passing records in 2020. NFL Network analyst Peter Schrager has taken notice and projects him as a candidate for the Pro Bowl following the season. Burrow has completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,272 yards, 11 TDs, five interceptions and a 91.4 passer rating.

In addition to the rookie records, Burrow is on pace to set as mentioned by Schrager, the 2020 NFL Draft top pick is on pace to shatter a pair of Bengals records. Burrow is on pace to surpass Andy Dalton’s Bengals record of 4,293 passing yards in his third season, 2013 and Carson Palmer’s record of 373 completions in 2007.

Burrow currently leads the NFL with 221 completions, 330 attempts and 130 first downs passing. The Pro Bowl is certainly within reach for Burrow with three spots plus potentially one opening up if the Superbowl QB from the AFC is named. The leadership Burrow has shown is also impressive.

The Bengals have impressed Schrager in the red zone but still have work to do. Cincinnati is 25th in the NFL in red-zone scoring after finishing 30th in 2019. Continuing to improve in the red zone is an important measure for the success of the Bengals offense. Schrager is impressed by the direction of Burrow and the Bengals.

"“You know you get three quarterbacks the Pro Bowl from each conference. And you might want to put Burrow in the Pro Bowl this year…He’s that good. He wins games singlehandedly with this team on his back. He’s on pace right now for 4,500 passing yards – that’d be the most ever by a rookie.He’s on pace for 442 completions – that would be, by far, the most ever by a rookie. And the Bengals played really good football. They’ve lost a lot of tough, close games here. Bengals are in these games. They’re 2-5-1. Burrow is, most importantly, a pleasure to watch. He’s watchable. He’s fun.When Red Zone goes to Joe Burrow, you’re not like, ‘Oh, get it off this game.’ I love everything about Joe Burrow and right now I think he might be a top three quarterback in the conference.”"

Making the Probowl as a rookie QB would be an impressive accomplishment for Burrow. The comments from Schrager about Burrow putting the Bengals on his back, singlehandedly winning games, being watchable and the Bengals playing good football are impressive and a good sign for the future.

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The Bengals will continue to build the roster with young talent added to Burrow and Tee Higgins. Higgins is blending in well with Tyler Boyd and A.J. Green to give Burrow a trio of wide receivers to throw to. Behind Burrow and his stable of WRs, the Bengals are second in passing attempts and 12th in yards.