Joe Burrow gets off to a great start, scores on a long run for first NFL highlight

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When Joe Burrow’s strengths as a prospect were talked about before the draft, his accuracy and ability to get the ball to his receivers was always talked about.

Once in a while, someone would mention that he could run a little bit, too.

Burrow, the first pick of the NFL draft and the only rookie starting quarterback in the NFL, had a nice highlight in his first quarter of NFL football. Burrow took off on a designed run, got behind a blocker and cut to the outside and ended up in the end zone for a 23-yard score.

CBS said it was the longest run for a No. 1 overall pick in his debut since Mike Vick in 2001.

Expectations are high for Burrow after a record-setting season at LSU. His main value will be as a pinpoint passer, but he showed right away that he can add something to Cincinnati’s offense as a runner, too.

However, the Bengals missed what would have been a game-tying field goal in the waning seconds, falling to the Los Angeles Chargers 16-13.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) ran for a rushing touchdown in the first quarter of his debut. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) ran for a rushing touchdown in the first quarter of his debut. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

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