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Jordan Palmer expects Joe Burrow to have a better rookie year than Andy Dalton

A Palmer brother finally has something positive to say about the Bengals

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When a Palmer goes on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” he usually irks the entire Bengals fanbase.

This time, Jordan Palmer, former Bengals backup quarterback, actually said something positive about the Bengals.

His brother, Carson Palmer, usually shares his negative experiences with the franchise.

Jordan didn’t have the negative experience that Carson had, because he had lower expectations as a backup.

He did share some of his Bengals experience with Colin Cowherd that he believes can apply to the team in 2020.

“When I ended my time with the Bengals,” said Palmer, “Andy Dalton was an incoming rookie, he was a second-round pick, they had no OTA’s, they had a lockout and the whole team had to learn a new offense. Andy Dalton led that team to the playoffs and went to a Pro Bowl and I don’t think anyone would disagree with me when I said Joe Burrow is a lot further along entering the league than Andy Dalton was.

“The difference was, Andy Dalton was allowed to work with his teammates, but not work with his coaches. Joe Burrow was not really allowed to work with his teammates because of COVID, but on Zoom and installation, he was allowed to work with his coaches.”

When Dalton was a rookie, his best receivers were fellow rookie A.J. Green and fourth-year pro Jerome Simpson.

Burrow has a veteran Green and fifth-year wideout Tyler Boyd. His teammates’ experience can help make up for lost time this offseason.

If Burrow is anything like he was at LSU this past year, he will have no problems this season.