Cincinnati Bengals: 3 bold predictions for Joe Burrow in 2021

CINCINNATI, OHIO - JUNE 15: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass during Mandatory Minicamp on June 15, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO - JUNE 15: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass during Mandatory Minicamp on June 15, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Joe Burrow will break Cincinnati Bengals’ all-time season passing record

The current record for passing yards in a single season is held by Andy Dalton in 2013 with 4,293 yards. Dalton had several good years for the Bengals and this record is proof that he was a good signal-caller during his career with the team that spent a second-round pick on him in 2011.

While the numbers Dalton put up in 2013 are a far cry from what Joe Burrow was able to do on an injury-shortened season, there is reason to believe that Burrow just needs to perform at the same level as last year to beat that number. He only had 10 games to show what he can do and already sits in the top 10 when it comes to Bengals’ passing yards.

For Dalton’s 2013 campaign, he averaged 268.3 yards per game and played the full 16 game season. Last year, Joe Burrow was averaging 268.8 yards a game before he went down. It’s not complicated math to see that a full season that that pace would have set the all-time mark.

What’s more is that with the addition of a 17th regular-season game and Ja’Marr Chase providing an additional receiving upgrade, Burrow might actually do better than last season’s yards per game and have more games to do it. It shouldn’t be difficult at all for Burrow to pass this mark so this might not even be a bold prediction to some.

It’s entirely possible that Burrow gets to around 4,700 yards in this longer league year, as that is an average of 276.47 a game for 17 games. Based on the improved skill players and Burrow being able to improve, that doesn’t seem too far off the mark.

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