Joe Burrow on Pace to Shatter NFL Rookie Record

Max Staley
Joe Burrow on pace to break one impressive NFL rookie record.
Joe Burrow on pace to break one impressive NFL rookie record. / Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

Joe Burrow has been one of the few bright spots on the Cincinnati Bengals this season. Despite having already been sacked 24 times (second-most in the NFL), Burrow has kept his cool and delivered some stellar performances.

In fact, the No. 1 overall pick is actually on pace to shatter an impressive NFL rookie record.

Andrew Luck threw for 300-plus yards six times during his 2012 rookie season, the most such games among first-year QBs in NFL history. Though he has just six games under his belt thus far, Burrow has already reached that threshold four times, which puts him on pace to crush Luck's record.

The LSU product will have a real chance to make up even more ground on Luck in Week 7. Burrow's Bengals take on the Cleveland Browns at home on Sunday. Burrow threw for a career-high 316 yards against them on the road in Week 2.

Cincinnati's schedule gets a bit more daunting over the next few weeks, with matchups against the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers looming. But Burrow's Week 6 performance against Indianapolis, the league's No. 1 passing defense by DVOA, proves he can do more than just carve up a weak secondary. He threw for 313 yards last week.

Bengals fans should be ecstatic about what's shaping up to be a record-breaking rookie campaign.

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