Colin Cowherd on Joe Burrow: 'He's playing like a Pro Bowl quarterback'
Joe Burrow continues to impress in his second NFL season.
Through 7 games, Burrow has led Cincinnati to a 5-2 record and completed 146-of-212 passes for 1,956 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions.
On his radio show Monday, Colin Cowherd sang Burrow’s praises, saying the former LSU star is performing like a future Pro-Bowler.
“The Bengals have not won a playoff game in 30 years,” said Cowherd on The Herd. “That’s what Joe Burrow inherited. He’s now 17 games in and playing like a Pro Bowl quarterback.”
"The Bengals have not won a playoff game in 30 years. That's what Joe Burrow inherited. He's now 17 games in and playing like a Pro Bowl QB."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 25, 2021
Cowherd add that what has made Burrow’s play through the first 17 games of his career, and especially this season, so impressive is that he’s not surrounded by excellence across the board and noted that the Bengals’ offensive line remains a work in progress.
“If you get drafted as a quarterback in the first 10 picks, overwhelmingly you will inherit a bad offensive line,” Cowherd said. “But if you’re really special, you got it, you got it. If you’re truly great, you don’t need everything to be special, that’s the first thing. And secondly, you’re going to elevate a lot of average around you.
“Burrow has an excellent wide receiving corps. But what you’re watching with Joe Burrow is what a young star looks like. They elevate the good stuff to look great.”
Cincinnati will look to win its 3rd consecutive game on Sunday at the New York Jets.