The Cincinnati Bengals are playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Paul Brown Stadium, home venue for the Bengals. QB Joe Burrow was kept quiet by the Steelers’ defense, who led the home team 17-6 after the end of the second quarter. In the first quarter, Burrow had an incomplete pass to the right intended for Hayden Hurst. Then, he was sacked by Alex Highsmith for 7 yard loss. Bengals scored their first points after Evan McPherson kicked a 59-yard field goal.
In the second quarter Burrow was again sacked by Highsmith for 9 yard loss. To make the matters worse, the QB fumbled, which Cameron Heyward recovered for no gain. Evan McPherson was again the lone scorer for the home team after the end of second quarter, after he kicked a 26-yard field goal.
Who is Joe Burrow?
Joe Burrow is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). Born on December 10, 1996, he played college football at Ohio State from 2015-2017 and then at LSU from 2018-2019 and was drafted No.1 overall by the Bengals in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Burrow won the 2019 Heisman Trophy on December 14, getting 1,846 more votes than Jalen Hurts, who came in second. Burrow won by the widest margin ever in the history of the prize, and the most points ever were awarded to him. According to several sports journalists, the quarterback’s season was the best ever for a college quarterback.
Burrow was chosen first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals out of the 58 players who were invited to the 2020 NFL Draft. After Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, he was the third quarterback to win the Heisman award in a row to be chosen first overall. On July 31, 2020, Burrow agreed to a $36.1 million, four-year rookie deal.
Burrow was the only quarterback from 2020 NFL draft pick that made his debut in the first week. However due to injuries, his rookie season was short lived.
Burrow bounced back from an injury-shortened rookie season by leading the Bengals to their first postseason victory since 1990 in his second season, breaking the longest current drought in the four major North American sports, and making an appearance in Super Bowl LVI. Burrow was sacked seven times while throwing for 263 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl. In the end, they were defeated 23-20 by the Los Angeles Rams. With 19 sacks, Burrow broke Wade Wilson’s previous record of 14 for the most sacks in a single playoffs.