2. He will still make mistakes.
Get mad all you want, truth is Joe Burrow is going to make mistakes. Burrow is extremely intelligent with a high football IQ, but to expect him to not occasionally mess up is just unrealistic. That was on display Sunday against the Packers.
Despite who was to blame on the late game interception, whether it be Tyler Boyd or Joe Burrow, its Joe’s responsibility to make sure he and his receivers are on the same page. That didn’t happen and it cost the team late.
As only a second-year NFL quarterback, it’s fair to say Burrow will see his share of struggles. The true test will be how does he respond. Burrow only attempted one pass after the overtime interception, but it was a 21 yard, third down sideline laser to Ja’marr Chase to get the Bengals close enough to at least think about a game winning field goal.
It could be argued (correctly) that after that play, Taylor should’ve put the game in Burrow’s hands rather than run a hobbled Joe Mixon twice and Perine once to set up an unsuccessful field goal attempt, but that decision is on Taylor, not Burrow. Joe bounced back from what could’ve been a crushing overtime mistake and put the team in a position to win.