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Trevor Lawrence vs. Joe Burrow: Round 1

The two first overall picks from the last two NFL Drafts face off for the first time.

Remember when the Bengals were bottoming out a little too early, just a year before Trevor Lawrence would become eligible? Then, all of a sudden, Joe Burrow started destroying the record books his last year at LSU.

Well now those two generational prospects face off on Thursday night, giving fans a lot to discuss.

It does seem, though, that things worked out for the best for both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals. The latter team has a true leader, a gritty, Ohio kid, student of the game, a coach on the field, a man who can lead the charge to change the narrative in Cincinnati. Burrow has the Bengals at 2-1 and on the rise, coming off a statement victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Jags, meanwhile, have a kid with a golden arm, someone who can make big time throws and light up defenses once he gets settled in the NFL. While Lawrence’s numbers so far haven’t been great (only completing 54.2% of his passes, with five touchdowns to seven interceptions), he has shown flashes of brilliance, says James Johnson, the host of the Bleav in Jaguars podcast. He joined us to preview the matchup between Cincinnati and Jacksonville:

Johnson doesn’t like the playcalling of Urban Meyer’s staff so far, but he is excited about the future. He told us that Lawrence is making throws Jags fans haven’t seen since the Mark Brunell days. And while the team isn’t winning (0-3), that isn’t the concern right now.

You can listen to our preview in podcast form on iTunes or using the player below:

Poll

Which QB has the brighter future?

This poll is closed

  • 92%
    Joe Burrow
    (1366 votes)
  • 7%
    Trevor Lawrence
    (106 votes)
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