Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has a specific way he judges if he played well or not.

The former LSU star met with reporters this week and he revealed that he pays close attention to completion percentage stats around the league.

“I definitely look at it,” said Burrow of competition percentage. “At the end of the day, you’re judged off wins and losses, but you’re also judged off statistically how good you are.”

“I would say I just look at the overall” added Burrow. “Completion percentage has always been a big one for me. I feel like that’s where I should be the best.”

“I should be in the top one or two in the league every year,” noted Burrow. “As accurate as I am, I feel like I should be 72 or 73 (percent) every year.”

There’s no doubt that Burrow holds himself to a high standard (a completion percentage of 73 percent is elite).

And ultimately, that’s good for the Bengals.

During Burrow’s final season at LSU, he famously had a 76 percent completion rate. That’s what happens when you throw 60 touchdowns and only six interceptions.

Burrow hasn’t been able to get to 72% or 73% in the NFL so far. Burrow was at 70.4% percent last season (which led the league). This season, Burrow is at 70.0%, but that number should rise as the season continues. Burrow had a slow start to the season (missing time during training camp after having his appendix removed definitely impacted Burrow), but the star quarterback has looked more “Burrow-like” in recent weeks.

There’s a reason Burrow is a superstar and it’s because he expects a lot out of himself.

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