Joe Burrow

25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Questionable
Injury Knee - MCL
Est. Return 8/1/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Brady’s retirement lasted barely a month before his competitive juices called him back, or until he realized the Bucs weren’t going to let him out of his contract to play for another team. He did — allegedly — manage to exile Bruce Arians to the front office, however. The team’s offensive philosophy — throw deep, and often — belonged to Arians, but the play-calling belonged to offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, which he will continue under new head coach Todd Bowles. Then again, the offense belongs to Brady. His time in Tampa has produced arguably the best two-year run of his career — 9,949 yards, 83 TDs. Brady’s efficiency isn’t quite what it once was (12th in YPA, 19th in on-target rate), but he makes up for it with volume. Brady’s 719 attempts last season were 47 more than any QB, and his 42.3 attempts per game ranked sixth all-time. The last two years he attempted 184 passes at least 20 yards downfield, 34 more than any QB. This season begins with less stability — Chris Godwin is recovering from a late-season ACL injury, Rob Gronkowski is undecided on whether to play again and Pro Bowl guard Ali Marpet unexpectedly retired — but the Bucs signed wide receiver Russell Gage, who will start alongside Mike Evans until Godwin is ready, and Brady’s trusted three-down back Leonard Fournette returns. Brady might be superhuman, but he isn’t risk-free (he can’t stiff-arm Father Time forever, right?). As long as he gets 40 throws a game, though, he’s a solid fantasy bet. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $36.19 million contract with the Bengals in July of 2020.
Sheds knee brace
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - MCL
June 15, 2022
Burrow (knee) is practicing Wednesday without a brace on his left leg, the Associated Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Burrow wore a brace on his left knee all last season after suffering ACL and MCL injuries as a rookie. The 25-year-old also battled an MCL sprain in his right knee during the Bengals' 2021 playoff run that culminated in a Super Bowl loss to the Rams, but he didn't need to undergo offseason surgery. Burrow has been taking part in spring practices, and though the Bengals haven't yet officially announced that the quarterback has received full medical clearance, everything appears to be trending in the right direction. Burrow was the most-sacked quarterback in the NFL last season (51), but he heads into the 2022 campaign with a revamped offensive line. Cincinnati kicks off training camp July 30.
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How do Joe Burrow's 2021 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
13.1%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.5 Yds
 
Sack Rate
8.9%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.3 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.4%
 
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Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
221 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Burrow was the favorite for rookie of the year last season before tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee Week 11. He set team rookie records for completion percentage (65.3) and passing yards per game (268.8), grabbing the league's attention by throwing for at least 300 yards in five of his first seven games. But it was largely built on volume (40.4 attempts per game led the league through 11 weeks), while downfield passing was a struggle. Of his 46 attempts of 20-plus yards, Burrow completed just nine, for a 19.2 completion percentage that ranked 34th of 35 QBs. His on-target percentage on deep throws ranked 30th (39.1), and his 6.4 YPA was 34th. Part of the problem was limited arm strength, but Burrow also had to rush throws as he was pressured on 28.3 percent of his downfield dropbacks. He was sacked 32 times, a 51-sack full-season pace. To mitigate the pass rush, the Bengals took advantage of his mobility by regularly rolling him out, and often relied on a quick passing game with intermediate routes. On attempts of 8-15 yards, his on-target percentage ranked 11th (70.0) and his completion percentage 10th (62.0). The Bengals upgraded their receiving group by reuniting Burrow with college teammate Ja'Marr Chase, the fifth overall pick in the draft. Chase will team with Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, giving Burrow three quality wideouts. And Joe Mixon, who was limited to six games last year, is healthy and provides a solid rushing attack. Burrow has a lot of room for growth, and with improved downfield passing could easily outperform his ADP.
Burrow had perhaps the greatest season by a quarterback in college football history last year. He led the nation in passing yards (5,671) and completion percentage (76.3) while throwing an FBS-record 60 TD passes, guiding LSU to the national championship and winning the Heisman Trophy along with pretty much every passing award. Making him the No. 1 pick in the draft was an easy choice for the Bengals. Also an easy choice was releasing long-time starting QB Andy Dalton one week later (and saving $17 million) to make Burrow the unquestioned starter. At 6-3, 221, Burrow has good size, and scouts rave about his leadership, competitiveness and football IQ. He doesn't possess elite arm strength — it's below average for an NFL starter — but he has tremendous vision, rapidly works through his progressions, has excellent touch and is consistently accurate. He has a skilled group of playmakers to help him acclimate in Cincinnati, with A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon returning and 6-3 wideout Tee Higgins drafted in the second round. The biggest concern is the offensive line. The Bengals were terrible up front last season, but the return of 2019 first-round pick LT Jonah Williams from an injury should help, as should the signing of RG Xavier Su'a-Filo. Fortunately, Burrow is plenty mobile, capable of extending plays with his legs and making throws on the move. If he plays 16 games as expected, the rookie should have enough passing volume (the Bengals threw 616 times last season, 6th most) that it won't take much for him to be a top-10 fantasy QB with his rushing contributions.
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Reports for offseason workouts
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - MCL
May 2, 2022
Burrow (knee) reported for the start of Cincinnati's offseason workouts Monday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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Has MCL sprain, won't need surgery
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - MCL
February 16, 2022
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday that Burrow (knee) has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
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Shouldn't need offseason surgery
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee
February 15, 2022
Burrow isn't expected to need surgery on the knee injury he suffered in the final minutes of the Super Bowl, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Overcome by pressure
QBCincinnati Bengals
February 13, 2022
Burrow completed 22 of 33 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 23-20 Super Bowl LVI loss to the Rams.
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Leads Bengals to Super Bowl
QBCincinnati Bengals
January 30, 2022
Burrow completed 23 of 38 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game.
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