Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals:
Joe Burrow pulled off the unthinkable this season by leading the Cincinnati Bengals to their first playoff-win and Super Bowl appearance since 1989. Burrow made history and took out the hard to kill Vegas Raiders, the #1 seeded Tennessee Titans, and the Super Bowl destined Kansas City Chiefs.
However this run wasn’t all on Burrow because teammates like RB Joe Mixon and WR J’amarr Chase made game changing plays throughout the Bengals’ Super Bowl run, and it’s safe to say Cincy’ wouldn’t have gotten as far as they did without those plays taking pressure off Burrow’s soldiers.
Unlike Allen or Mahomes, Burrow had times during the Bengals’ Superbowl run where he looked very pedestrian, so I need to see more before I consider him within the top 3 talents in the AFC. Burrow threw for 4,611 Yards, 34 TD’s, and 14 INT’s.
I don’t know if I expect a big jump from Burrow in 2022 as I find him to be reaching his ceiling already, makes him an exceptional QB talent but not elite. If Burrow keeps on progressing significantly he could very well start knocking at the door of the top 3 soon.