Colin Cowherd predicts Joe Burrow’s record as a rookie starting QB

Former LSU Football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Former LSU Football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Colin Cowherd continued his campaign against former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow this week.

Fox Sports host Colin Cowherd has made it his mission this offseason to slam former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow at every possible opportunity.

Cowherd has called Burrow “not a great prospect” and predicted that the Cincinnati Bengals rookie will “get mauled” in 2020.

And now, Cowherd is predicting Burrow’s record as a rookie.

Unsurprisingly, it’s not a good prediction.

Cowherd said this week on his show that he believes Burrow will go 4-12 in his rookie season.

Maybe he will, maybe he won’t. It’s not the prediction that’s necessarily terrible (who knows what to expect from the Bengals as a team in 2020), it’s Cowherd’s reasoning that’s awful.

Cowherd rails against PFF’s Joe Burrow prediction

The catalyst for Cowherd’s comments was a Pro Football Focus prediction about Burrow in 2020.

PFF projected this week that Burrow will have more passing yards in 2020 than Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.

“Pro Football Focus is now officially turning me into a Baker Mayfield fan” said Cowherd.

The Fox Sports host added “Burrow will NOT have better numbers. The hype train has derailed officially, even at PFF.”

It’s abundantly clear at this point that Cowherd has something personal against Burrow. And it doesn’t make any sense at all.

Burrow did nothing in 2019 but excel on the football field at every opportunity. He’s a great leader, a tremendous teammate and his physical abilities, while not elite like Lamar Jackson, are just as good as many successful NFL quarterbacks.

Outside of bitter Clemson and Alabama fans, I’m not sure there’s anyone in the nation that genuinely dislikes Burrow.

Except for Cowherd.

It will certainly be fun to look back on Cowherd’s predictions once the 2020 season is over.

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Of course, even if he’s wrong about Burrow (when he’s wrong), Cowherd will never admit it. He’ll simply deflect and move on to his next bizarre opinion that makes no sense.