Zac Taylor: Joe Burrow has verified, earned starting job

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Joe Burrow will become the only rookie quarterback to start Week One.

The No. 1 overall choice was No. 1 on the Bengals’ depth chart on Day One.

But the Heisman Trophy winner has lived up to expectations thus far.

“I know that he was the starter the day he walked through the door, but he’s done everything to verify that for us and earn it,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said Monday, via Ben Baby of ESPN.

It’s not exactly like Burrow had much competition with Andy Dalton now in Dallas. Ryan Finley and Brandon Allen aren’t Ryan Fitzpatrick or Tyrod Taylor, who will start over first-round rookies in Miami and Los Angeles respectively.

Taylor, though, did allow that he will wait to compare Burrow to the all-time greats until the rookie quarterback has played at least one NFL game.

5 responses to “Zac Taylor: Joe Burrow has verified, earned starting job

  1. It will be interesting to watch. Not sure who has the advantage with the lack of preseason games. With a new QB that has a different skill set, the Bengals’ offense likely has some new twists that they have not shown to anyone based on no preseason. On the other hand, Burrow has not seen the defense he will be playing against either. Not just for the Bengals/Chargers, but for other games throughout the league… the first few weeks could provide some interesting results and some unusual play.

  2. Burrow is going to have 3 receivers that all he has to do is throw a jump ball or back shoulder pass to and they are going to catch it – AJ Green, Auden Tate and Tee Higgins.Plus Boyd with his back-to-back 1k seasons. This will be fun to watch.

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