Joe Burrow is having a very strong season with the Cincinnati Bengals. Thanks to his strong showing this past weekend, the second-year quarterback is currently the highest-graded quarterback in the NFL per Pro Football Focus, topping Tom Brady.
PFF has a new highest-graded QB in 2021 👀 pic.twitter.com/uUVhMqI6xx
— PFF (@PFF) December 20, 2021
While Burrow might not set the world on fire statistically, he completes a high percentage of his passes, is among the league’s top passers for touchdown throws over 20 yards, and has made big plays when it matters. He’s currently has a 68.7 completion percentage with 3,640 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.
Joe Burrow with his 12th Pass TD this season of 30+ yards. By far the most in the NFL.
(Tom Brady/Patrick Mahomes next with 7) pic.twitter.com/MzZUKxK1BX
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) December 19, 2021
At 8-6, the Bengals are locked in a battle for the AFC North crown as only one game separated all four teams at the moment. So it’s imperative that Burrow remain focused on the task at hand. The last thing the team needs is seeing Burrow out in Cincinnati partying all night long and potentially testing positive for COVID-19.
That, according to Joe, won’t be a problem.
— Santa Baby (@Ben_Baby) December 22, 2021
When asked why the Bengals haven’t been hit as hard as other teams with positive tests, Burrow said “fortunately, there’s not a ton to do in Cincinnati. Nobody’s going out to clubs and bars and getting COVID every weekend.”
Cheeky. As you might imagine, there were some thoughts on that from the Cincinnati folks and the NFL world.
I mean, he's not wrong. https://t.co/CWxSScyqNp
— Safid Deen 💯💯💯💯 (@Safid_Deen) December 22, 2021
— Arif Hasan, Search Firm Santa Claus (@ArifHasanNFL) December 22, 2021
Well this is false https://t.co/flE6zOMx44
— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) December 22, 2021
The Joakim Noah-est of comments. https://t.co/TXmamJTb58
— Thomas Goldkamp (@ThomasGoldkamp) December 22, 2021
Tough to blame a kid who grew up in Athens for thinking everywhere else is boring https://t.co/Q7CBjWIF0R
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) December 22, 2021
While he clearly said it with a smile on his face, we’re guessing Joe is gonna have to do a little penance on this one. Maybe make a pitstop at Skyline, at least.