Where does Joe Burrow help AFC North land in ranking of NFL divisions by QBs?

Here’s an enjoyable offseason workout while the world waits for the start of training school — how do the NFL’s 8 departments rank by quarterback?

Cody Benjamin at CBS Sports simply took on such a workout and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow assists the AFC North land 3rd overall:

“Jackson is arguably the most electrifying player in the entire league. Critique his deep-ball/big-game passing, but few QBs threaten to change the game every time they touch the ball. He does. Mayfield has successfully adapted to serve as something of a spunky game manager in Kevin Stefanski’s smooth offense. Burrow still has plenty to prove but has the moxie and football IQ to put up numbers and survive any forthcoming staff overhauls. Roethlisberger, once the face of the North, is better suited for a Mayfield-type role now that his arm has lost the juice for signature gunslinging, but he’s still capable of a playoff bid.”

That puts the AFC North behind the NFC West (Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo) and AFC West (Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater).

It’s not an absolutely unreasonable ranking, either. One might argue the young men in the AFC North — Burrow, Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield — are currently doing the heavy lifting with Huge Ben bringing up the back.

From a Bengals viewpoint, the hope is that Burrow will quickly leap to the top of this sort of list, if not bring the whole department even greater, too.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.