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Joe Burrow And Justin Herbert Could Set The Nfl Records In Week 7

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The NFL careers of Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert may still be in their infancy, but the two rookies have already demonstrated they possess all the requirements to be the franchise quarterbacks the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Chargers hoped they would be.

Six weeks are a very small sample size to judge a quarterback—even smaller in Herbert’s case, given he has started only four games—but at the time of writing it would take a major leap of faith to believe Burrow and Herbert, respectively the first and sixth overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, will not become mainstays of the league for the next decade at least.

Both Burrow and Herbert could match NFL records on Sunday, when the former takes on the Cleveland Browns and the latter faces the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7 of the NFL season.

With 300 passing yards against the Browns, Burrow would become only the fourth rookie quarterback in history to throw for at least 300 yards in five different games in his first season in the NFL, a feat achieved last season by Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and New York Giants signal caller Daniel Jones.

Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck holds the all-time record for games with at least 300 passing yards for a rookie quarterback with six in the 2012 season.

Burrow arrived in the NFL on the back of a season in which he took college football by storm, steering LSU to a perfect 15-0 record and the national title and winning the Heisman Trophy by a landslide.

He became the first player in SEC history to throw for at least 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in the same season and setting a new school and conference record with 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns.

Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks to pass against the New Orleans Saints during their NFL game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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