Carlos Dunlap Praises Joe Burrow: He's the 'Future of the NFL'

Dunlap believes in Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow
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CINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow only played in 10 games as a rookie, but he left quite an impression on his teammates and the rest of the NFL. 

He's been praised by coaches and teammates for the way he carries himself. Even some of the Bengals' opponents have noticed and complemented Burrow.

Carlos Dunlap's tenure in Cincinnati may have ended ugly, but he's the latest to praise the Bengals' signal-caller. The two-time Pro Bowler is all-in on the 24-year-old. 

"I believe Joe Burrow is definitely going to be the future of the NFL. He has a lot of potential," Dunlap told Zach Gelb on CBS Sports Radio. "He has a lot of heart. He cares. He's very passionate about what he does and about getting better at what he does. It's clear what the Bengals organization saw, and I think the world got to see in him in the games he was able to play in. It just sucks that he got hurt the way he did and now he's got to tackle the rehab process. But I believe he has more than enough mental toughness to get through that. I can't wait to see him get back."

Burrow completed 65.3% of his passes for 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions in 10 games. The Bengals were 2-6-1 and had a 9-7 lead in the third quarter of their Week 11 matchup against Washington when he was lost for the season.

Burrow kept Cincinnati in multiple games that could've been blowouts. 

If the Bengals put the right pieces around him this offseason, then there's no reason why he won't have a bright future in the Queen City.

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