CINCINNATI — Joe Burrow was dominant in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Browns. He became the only rookie quarterback in NFL history to throw for 400+ yards, three touchdowns and run for another score in a single game.
"Awesome. Awesome," Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said when asked about Burrow's performance. "You can call any play and trust it's going to be executed. You're going to find explosives on non-explosive calls. He's going to extend plays. He's good with his feet. He makes everybody around him better."
Burrow is on pace to throw for 4,624 yards, which would be a new rookie record. Andrew Luck threw for 4,374 yards during his rookie season in 2012.
Taylor isn't the only one that's impressed with Burrow.
Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner loves watching the 23-year-old.
"Taking notes and most of them are 'Great Read' or 'Great Throw.'" Warner tweeted. "Kid is playing as consistent in decision making as almost anyone in NFL (shhhh... and he’s a rookie)!"
Warner was responding to former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who also loves what he's seen from the Bengals' rookie.
Burrow drew some Warner comparisons before and after Cincinnati selected him with the No. 1 overall pick.
“If you go back and look at what they did at LSU, like 80% of the time, they went five out. Five-man protection, get everybody out, put it in the quarterback’s hands, deal the football," Warner said in May. "The accuracy part of it, the ability to make the throw down the field. But where he thrived was quick decisions, accuracy, [and] decision making. And that, to me, is exactly how I played the game."
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