Former NFL WR likes Joe Burrow the most in the AFC North

Former LSU Football QB Joe Burrow Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU Football QB Joe Burrow Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Is Joe Burrow the best quarterback in the AFC North?

At least one former NFL wide receiver believes that could be the case.

Greg Jennings, who played for 10 seasons in the NFL and reached two Pro-Bowls, is currently an analyst for FS1.

The former Green Bay Packers wide receiver spoke this week about the AFC North division and the four starting quarterbacks.

And Jennings thinks Burrow — when healthy — might be the best quarterback in the division.

“Look at the AFC North — the Bengals have arguably the best QB in the division when healthy,” said Jennings recently.

Joe Burrow leads a stable of solid quarterbacks in the division

It wasn’t that long ago that the AFC North was a laughingstock when it came to quarterbacks. The Cleveland Browns have a had revolving door at the position. And the Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won a playoff game in three decades.

The Baltimore Ravens received solid play from Joe Flacco for 10 years, but he never reached a Pro-Bowl.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was the only “star” in the division for quite a while.

But that’s changed in recent years. Roethlisberger is nearing the end of his career, but he’s still a star. The Browns have a franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield, and the Ravens have a former MVP in Lamar Jackson.

Burrow and Mayfield are both former No. 1 overall picks, while Jackson and Roethlisberger were both also first-round picks.

The division is loaded at quarterback now.

So when Jennings, who played with Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, says that Burrow might be the best in the division, it means something.

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Burrow still has a lot to prove when it comes to being a quarterback in the NFL. But it’s clear that those close to the game think highly of the former LSU signal-caller.