Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals may not be the most dazzling or prolific quarterback in the NFL today, but some would argue he’s the best one overall.
He is very steady and consistent, and he has gotten his team to two AFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl in the last two seasons.
The NFL posted a video of a very special performance by him late in the 2021 season in which he logged an incredible 525 passing yards versus the Baltimore Ravens in a blowout win.
It was the most passing yards any player has had in the last five seasons.
Most passing yards in a game over the last FIVE seasons?
— NFL (@NFL) July 3, 2023
The Bengals have been knocking on the door over the last two seasons, and it is axiomatic in sports that teams must endure at least one tough playoff loss and fail forward before they can win a world championship.
In the 2021 season, they were neck and neck with the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI, and they actually led for much of the second half.
But with 1:29 left in the fourth quarter, L.A. quarterback Matthew Stafford found Cooper Kupp for a short touchdown pass, and just like that, Cincinnati had lost for the third time in the big game.
Last season, the Bengals were very competitive with the Kansas City Chiefs, but they lost on a Harrison Butker field goal in the final seconds.
For the upcoming campaign, the Bengals will have Orlando Brown Jr., the star left tackle who spent the last two seasons with Kansas City and earned a Super Bowl ring with Patrick Mahomes and company in February.
With the Chiefs losing Brown and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, perhaps the window is open for the Bengals to finally win it all.NEXT: Analyst Makes A Strong Statement About Joe Burrow's Ability