Compete for the MVP award
This will be the most prominent personal goal that Joe Burrow can accomplish in year three and would supplant him as a top-five QB in the league.
There is a debate about who the top five could be, and many do have Burrow already in it, but winning an MVP could be just what makes everyone see why he is an exceptional talent in this league for years to come. He isn’t as far off as some people think, with a 34 to 14 TD/INT ratio last season and leading his team to the Super Bowl with many clutch performances.
If he can build on the touchdowns and limit the interceptions just a tad, he’s looking near a 40 TD and 10 INT type season, which would surely put him in the MVP conversation if he is leading his team to wins along with it.
Aaron Rodgers brought home the MVP last season and had 37 touchdowns, only four interceptions, and a 111.8 QB rating. He threw for over 4,000 passing yards and had a 68.9% completion percentage.
When you look at it from the standpoint, Burrow is not far off from being an MVP-caliber player. He threw for more yards than Rodgers and had a better completion percentage. He was just short on touchdowns and QB rating. The turnovers are what set them apart.
Not to mention, Burrow may have the best trio of wide receivers in the league. That will help with producing on the field and putting up numbers. His connection with Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd is one of one, and that should translate if the group can remain healthy.