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Joe Burrow’s 12 pass attempts away from dethroning childhood star Drew Brees are in the NFL record books

Joe Burrow's 12 pass attempts away from dethroning childhood star Drew Brees are in the NFL record books

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow Poised to become the NFL’s all-time leader in completion percentage, as long as he made at least 12 pass attempts on Monday against Buffalo bills.

With those 12 passing attempts, complete or not, Burrow would pass his childhood idol Drew Brees for the score and secure his own spot in the “NFL Record and Fact Book.”

Just three years into his career, Burrow is raking in the accolades. He’s completed 69% of his passes as of Monday, and he already has the highest completion percentage in NFL history of any player after his first two seasons.

While he threw enough passes to win the AFC championship last year, he needed at least 1,500 attempts to officially qualify for the NFL’s completion percentage list.

Price’s career mark was 67.7% Take it off for a while By Cleveland Browns Quarterback Deshaun Watson. After, after Return from the suspension imposed by the league Due to alleged sexual misconduct, Watson completed 57.7% of his passes over four games. These performances lowered Watson’s career figure from 67.8% to 67.2%.

Now, Jimmy Garrapolo is second behind Brees with 67.6%. Other completion percentage leaders who are also active quarterbacks – Duck PrescottAnd the Justin HerbertAnd the Kyler MurrayAnd the Kirk CousinsAnd the Teddy Bridgewater And the Patrick Mahomesrespectively.

Monday night, 12 incomplete passes from Burrow would bring him down to 67.9%, enough to pass Brees.

The common ground of Brice and Borough

Brees and Burrow have connected more than exceptional completion percentages over the years.

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Their commonalities took center stage in the days before Burrow Heisman win In December 2019, when he told the media that he grew up worshiping Brees and supporting the Saints despite growing up in Ohio.

“You want to root for guys like this, who have to travel this hard road, face some adversity and overcome it, and come out better on the other side. It was fun to watch,” Bryce said. He said From the Saints’ locker room.

The two met a month later and posed for a photo as they exchanged number 9. Burrow went on and led LSU to the national title.

After retiring, Brees joined NBC Sports as a football analyst and the pair found themselves together again before Super Bowl LVI. They met for Interview On how Boro led the Bengals there in only his second year in the NFL.

“Have you always had this confidence about you?” Bryce asked.

“Yeah, I would say that,” Boro said.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is set to make NFL history Monday night. (Nathan Ray Sibeck-USA Today Sports)