Cincinnati Bengals All-Time Passing Leaders – No. 7: Joe Burrow (7,299)
Bengals Quarterback from 2020-Present
When I first put this list together, Joe Burrow was No. 10 all-time in passing yards despite only being in the league for a year. After a very impressive sophomore season that saw Burrow and his Bengals make it all the way to the Super Bowl, he’s climbed into the No. 7 spot on the list.
Let’s take it back to the beginning though.
After a magical season at LSU in 2019 that ended with Burrow and the Tigers celebrating in the locker room with cigars, he was a no-brainer pick with the first overall draft choice, a distinguished honor that the Bengals held after a nightmare season. Burrow won the Heisman Trophy and was enjoying the best season a college quarterback has ever had while the Bengals won just two games.
In year one, Burrow looked solid but an injury ended his promising rookie season. He came back stronger in year two, throwing for 4,611 yards (a single-season high for the Bengals organization) and 34 touchdowns compared to 14 interceptions.
Burrow changed the narrative surrounding the Cincinnati Bengals and it’s clear this team has their franchise quarterback. While he made a big climb from last year’s list to this year’s, the bad news is that he probably only climbs up one spot on the list between now and next year.
Fortunately, he has plenty of time to work his way up the list.