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Joe Burrow is the top-graded QB in the AFC North

The future is bright in Cincinnati!

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals are just eight games into the Joe Burrow era, but he has already proven that he is going to be a star in this league and the Bengals are taking the field each week with the highest graded QB in the AFC North.

Ben Roethlisberger has let the Pittsburgh Steelers to an undefeated start in 2020 and Lamar Jackson has the Baltimore Ravens already with five wins.

However, despite being in last place in the division, it is hard to argue against that fact that Burrow has been the most impressive QB in the division.

When you look at the skill positions of the Bengals, it is easy to see the abundance of talent. However, Burrow deals with an incredible amount of pressure let in by the struggling offensive line.

When you consider that and then the numbers, he has been putting up each week, you would expect him to grade well.

That is exactly the case as he leads the AFC North QBs in midseason grades. Here is a breakdown of how each QB has been graded so far by Pro Football Focus.

· Joe Burrow: 77.2

· Lamar Jackson: 74.9

· Ben Roethlisberger: 73.4

· Baker Mayfield: 67.5

This should give Bengals’ fans a lot of excitement about the potential success this team could be looking at in the future, providing they build on the current roster and get Burrow some help on the offensive line.

The defense is also on the right path as they are young, but this season has been a drastic improvement from 2019.

The future is bright in Cincinnati!