Chris Simms top 40 QB countdown, No. 26: Joe Burrow

Chris Simms top 40 QB: Joe Burrow
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He’s never taken a snap in an NFL game, but there are plenty of reasons for installing Bengals rookie Joe Burrow above plenty of guys who have gotten it done at the pro level.

Burrow, the first pick in the 2020 draft, has debuted at No. 26 on the Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown.

We discussed the placement at length on Monday’s PFT Live; the full discussion appears in the attached video. And plenty of related topics are addressed, including what it will take for Burrow to deliver on his overall promise, how things could go wrong, and whether the Bengals should have treated him as untouchable.

Next year, he likely won’t be No. 26. The question is how high he’ll go — and how quickly will he get there.

More from Chris Simms top 40 QBs list:

No. 40: Tua Tagovailoa

No. 39: Dwayne Haskins

No. 38: Mitchell Trubisky

No. 37: Justin Herbert

No. 36: Taysom Hill

No. 35: Jarrett Stidham

No. 34: Tyrod Taylor

No. 33: Jameis Winston

No. 32: Case Keenum

No. 31: Nick Foles

No. 30: Gardner Minshew II

No. 29: Teddy Bridgewater

No. 28: Ryan Fitzpatrick

No. 27: Andy Dalton

10 responses to “Chris Simms top 40 QB countdown, No. 26: Joe Burrow

  1. when talking about herbert and tua, they were ranked low and people agreed because they havent’ accomplished anything in the nfl. as of right now, based on resume, minshew and every other qb who has played in games is more accomplished and therefore better than burrow

  2. Simms has a guy who has never played a down in the NFL ahead of a bunch of proven veterans

  3. When this exercise started, someone commented that no rookie who not taken an NFL snap should be rated above any veteran and I agree.

  4. Can you somehow list the QB’s who precede the one in question….it’d help us keep track. Thanks

  5. Until he plays ,he shouldn’t be ranked ahead of guys that have played in the NFL.

  6. And yet, your number 39 quarterback beat him out to be QB1 a mere two years ago.

  7. Minshew should be rated above Burrow? Would any team rather have Minshew over Burrow? I don’t think so.

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