4 realistic goals for Joe Burrow in 2022

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Make his first career Pro Bowl 

This should have happened last year with how he played, but it didn’t for some reason (and he wouldn’t have ended up playing in the Pro Bowl due to making the Super Bowl).

Playing in the actual Pro Bowl itself is overrated, but it is still an honor that many remember when it’s all said and done, and it’s an accomplishment for having a great year. This is another personal goal for Burrow, but it’s probably the most realistic one for the rest of his future seasons in the NFL year by year.

Joey Franchise probably would have gotten a replacement nod if the Bengals didn’t make the Super Bowl, which still counts as a Pro Bowl. Still, since he had continued success in the postseason, they gave it to Mac Jones, who ended up playing, but Burrow had a much better year than Jones.

The weird thing about Pro Bowl voting is that it ends with five weeks remaining in the season, and Joe Burrow debatably had his best stretch of games in the final five games of the year. He was probably the best overall quarterback in the league through the last five games. Regardless, Burrow did enough before the final weeks but was still left out.

The least of Burrow’s concerns revolve around the Pro Bowl, and many probably can see that. He wants to win games and compete for Super Bowls, but it is still nice to get that recognition, and he should have many opportunities to receive that from now on.

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