Before the 2020 NFL Draft, there was plenty of doubt on whether Joe Burrow would live up to expectations in the NFL. In just his second year with the Cincinnati Bengals, he sure has silenced such critics.

Burrow led the Bengals to a dramatic 27-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2022 AFC Championship Game, which included a notable 21-3 comeback. Burrow notched a pair of passing touchdowns and anchored the offense to the game-winning drive in the overtime period that was culminated by a 31-yard field goal from kicker Evan McPherson.

Overall, Burrow made history after clinching the Bengals a trip to the Super Bowl. He became the first quarterback drafted No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft to lead his respective team to a Super Bowl berth within his first two seasons.

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This sure is quite a historic feat from the Bengals passer considering that the likes of Hall of Fame quarterbacks Peyton Manning and John Elway did not reach this accomplishment over their opening two campaigns in the NFL. Manning, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, did not reach the Super Bowl until his ninth season in the NFL. On the other hand, Elway, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft, notched his first Super Bowl appearance in his fourth season.

The job is not done yet for Burrow, as he will now lead the Bengals to Super Bowl 56 against either the Los Angeles Rams or the San Francisco 49ers.