The Cincinnati Bengals will not be short of elite talent on the offense end this season. After a stellar draft in which the team filled many holes on both sides of the ball, the Bengals now officially have on their roster who they hope is their franchise quarterback.
Throwing 60 touchdowns at LSU and captaining the National Championship-winning Tigers, Joe Burrow easily showed enough to be considered the best prospect in the entire draft.
After a two-win season, he was the easy choice.
Getting a quarterback that can lead a successful team is partly about the quarterback, but who the team surrounds him with is also a huge concern. For the Bengals, they will bring a key advantage with them to the table in the form of three elite playmakers.
When looking at three “p’s” to success, NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks broke down the playmakers that will help give Burrow a key advantage during his first season in the league.
“With the playmakers that they have around him — A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Joe Mixon — that is going to enable him to really just be a pass-first point guard,” Brooks said.
He continued on about how Zac Taylor plans to use some of Burrow’s favorite schemes at LSU in his playbook. He ended the final third “p” with protection, talking up last year’s first-round pick Jonah Williams, the former Alabama guard that missed the entire 2019 season.
Brooks is hopeful for Burrow’s rookie season in the Queen City, and while many aren’t predicting the Bengals as a playoff team, they certainly have the pieces to get it done in a competitive AFC North.
The former AFC rushing leader, one of the most talent receivers in the league fully healthy and then an up-and-coming star — this team has no excuse not to put points on the board this season.