Joe Burrow tabbed as QB set to make biggest leap in 2021

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Many have forgotten just how good Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow looked in 2020 as a rookie before going down with a season-ending knee injury.

That includes Peter Schrager on a recent episode of “Good Morning Football,” where he picked Burrow as an underdog candidate for the quarterback set to make the biggest leap in 2021:

“I don’t want us to forget how good Joe Burrow was when he started off his career in Cincinnati….I think Burrow has it all upstairs and he has a gift that can only be blossoming even more.”

The segment was especially impressed with Burrow’s Week 2 performance last year in which he went 37-of-61 with 316 yards and three scores against Cleveland and Baker Mayfield in primetime.

Keep in mind that was only Burrow’s second career game, his first primetime game and it came on a short week after a season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Fast forward to now, Burrow continues to target a Week 1 return date. The sooner he’s back at 100 percent, the sooner he can get to proving analysts and segments like this right, especially if the team does a good job of upgrading the roster around him.

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