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Joe Burrow debut analysis: Bengals have found their long-term quarterback

Joe Burrow represents a new dawn for Bengals fans everywhere. The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner was selected first overall by the Bengals back in April. One COVID dominated off-season later and Burrow made his long-awaited debut at home, in front of an empty Paul Brown stadium, against the LA Chargers.

Burrow impressed mightily and was close to becoming the first number one selected quarterback to win his first game since David Carr in 2002. However, a pushing off call on Bengals wideout A.J. Green negated what would have been a game-winning touchdown for Burrow. And a disastrous miss by kicker Randy Bullock sealed the Bengals fate. Cincinnati lost 13-16 against the LA Chargers. Burrow begins his Cincinnati career 0-1.

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