From day one, rookie quarterback Joe Burrow walked into the Bengals’ locker room with his chain and nuts swinging. Earning nothing but praise from his teammates, the former LSU quarterback has performed well in Fall camp. Bringing leadership and a winning mentality, Burrow has been named a Bengals team captain as a rookie. This is unheard of.
Unwritten Rule: No Rookie Team Captains
Has there ever been a rookie named team captain? It’s like an unwritten rule in the NFL that rookies are not team captains. I can’t ever recall a rookie being named team captain.
Even though this is surprising, would you expect anything else from the Heisman winning quarterback? He has defied the odds at every level. From being overlooked by college scouts to being told he wasn’t good enough to play at Ohio State, Joe Burrow transferred to LSU and earned the starting job at quarterback with his leadership. A year later, Burrow would throw for an FBS record 60 touchdowns on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy and the National Championship.
Bengals Team Captain: Joe Burrow
Before the 2019 college football season, Joe Burrow was a prospect that many NFL scouts thought would go undrafted. Drafted first overall, Joe Burrow was one of four quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Joe Burrow is the only one to be named a week one starter and he is the only one to be named a team captain. Keep doubting Joe Burrow and he’ll keep proving you wrong.
Joe Burrow and the Bengals take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Burrow and the Bengals are 3 point underdogs. Don’t be surprised if Burrow puts together a record setting NFL debut. Take the points and the Bengals. You don’t get rich betting against Joe Burrow!