That’s something most onlookers can probably agree on — the rookie’s on pace for roughly 70 sacks and seemingly endless pressures.
What we’re starting to see though, is more whispers about a guy by the name of David Carr. Pro Football Talk’s Peter King brought this up in his Monday column:
3. I think I fear for Joe Burrow. The last franchise quarterback to get hit this much this early, at least in my memory, was David Carr, who got pounded into submission in Houston and never was the player the Texans thought he’d be. No team has more work to do on a single area of the team than Cincinnati on the offensive line. (That is, unless you include everything on the Jets.)