LSU Football: Stat makes Joe Burrow’s 2021 season even more impressive

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Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow had an incredible season for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2021.

The former Tigers standout passed for 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns while completing 70 percent of his passes (which led the NFL).

More importantly, Burrow led the Cincinnati Bengals to their first Super Bowl appearance in over 30 years.

And even though Burrow wasn’t able to deliver a win against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI, it was still an incredible sophomore season for the budding superstar.

Stat makes Joe Burrow’s 2021 season even more impressive

What Burrow accomplished in 2021 was simply amazing.

But it could’ve been even better. Burrow had the misfortune of playing behind a not-so-good offensive line.

Burrow was sacked 70 times in 2021 (including the playoffs) which was the third-most in NFL history. He was sacked 19 times during the postseason.

Burrow was one of the most battered quarterbacks in NFL history in 2021. He went through hell in the playoffs.

And he still almost delivered a Super Bowl win.

Burrow has received a lot of credit over the last few weeks, but I still don’t think he’s receiving enough credit. This man is quite literally a miracle worker. The Bengals had no business being in the Super Bowl in 2022.

If the Bengals can get their offensive line straightened out — and that should be their main focus this offseason — then I think it’s inevitable that Burrow wins a Super Bowl ring in Cincy.

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This is truly the beginning of something special for Burrow. He did a lot with a little in 2021. As long as the Bengals make the right personnel moves this offseason, the Bengals should once again be a Super Bowl contender.