Mark Schofield delivers a progress report on Joe Burrow’s September in the NFL for Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio and the results are encouraging.
A rookie season is an advanced coursework for a new NFL quarterback.
Players, even those with an SEC pedigree such as Cincinnati Bengals passer Joe Burrow, are going to be seeing coverage schemes and athletes they have not seen before. They will be stressed mentally and taxed physically.
Now imagine doing that during a pandemic, without rookie mini-camps, OTAs, and valuable preseason game reps.
Through two games, however, Burrow is showing the kind of quick mental growth you want to see from a rookie.
Like two plays quick.
Bengals fans, I think you’ve got a good one.
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