Joe Burrow Rookie Year Projections Point to a Historically Good Rookie Season With Bengals

Jason Schandl
Joe Burrow projections for his 2020 rookie season could point to a historically good year.
Joe Burrow projections for his 2020 rookie season could point to a historically good year. / Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

It's no surprise that Joe Burrow was made the first overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, and he's already the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the year.

FanDuel Sportsbook has also already released prop bets with projections for his rookie year yardage and touchdown numbers for 2020. Those projections suggest he could be in for a historically good year.

Burrow's passing yardage over/under is set at 3800.5 yards, with even -112 sides on the over and under. For touchdowns, it's set at 22.5, with the over a slight underdog at -102.

Those numbers would be pretty solid marks for any passer. A QB would have ranked No. 15 in the NFL if they had 3,800 yards in 2019, and 22 touchdowns would have been tied for No. 16. For a rookie, those marks would be even more impressive.

Only three rookies in NFL history have thrown for more than 3,800 yards, so that mark would be the fourth-best of all time. The touchdown total wouldn't rank quite as highly, but 22 would still be tied for the seventh-most ever thrown by a rookie.

Burrow has some solid weapons at his disposal in Cincinnati, with A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross and Joe Mixon all boasting big-play ability, and the first-overall pick could be set to break out in a big way as a rookie.

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