Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd claims "nothing is average" about Joe Burrow as he is confident their quarterback will lead them to the Super Bow. Burrow, who was selected at No. 1 in the 2020 NFL draft, didn't play out the full season as he suffered a season-ending knee injury in November.
Burrow entered the league with extremely high expectations as he was considered the top talent in last year's NFL draft. “Nothing average about Joe. He’s going to lead us to the promised land,” Boyd said, via Geoff Hobson of the team’s website.
“Joe looks great. He looks like he’s ready to play a game right now. I’m not worried about Joe. He makes magic when his number’s called. It’s like, ‘How do you stop these guys?’ I’m pretty sure there are guys already looking across the league and figuring out what guys got and I know we’re one of the teams that guys are going to worry about”.
Burrow has weapons
The Bengals have a talented receiving corps as their offense also features 2020 second-rounder Tee Higgins and this year's first-round pick Ja'Marr Chase. Elsewhere, new Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell spoke positively of Jared Goff.
“It’s been big,” Campbell said in his press conference. “Anytime you can get your quarterback here around all your guys — the offensive line, the receivers, the backs, the tight ends — and let him work the system, not only get used to the system itself, but then how he’s going to run the system and for those players around him to get used to it, it’s been huge.
“We’re only one week into it — I can tell you this, he throws a pretty ball, that’s for sure. But I like his mannerisms. I like his command in the huddle. And I would say, man, he’s progressing kind of right where you want him to progress at this point.
Again, we’re not in team [drills], we’re doing these walk-throughs. But the first live seven-on-seven yesterday, just watching him throw and some of the things that come out of it — it’s baby steps right now.
It’s good to have him here”. Lions players have been willing to work out on their own this offseason. “They’re willing to go out there and work with him on their own time, that says a lot, I think, about the guys we have on this team,” Campbell said.