Joe Burrow Named Week 17 FedEx Air Player of The Week

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) stands in the pocket during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

Quarterback Joe Burrow won the FedEx Air Player of the Week award for Week 17 after he threw for 466 yards and four scores against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Not only did Burrow lead the Bengals to the AFC North title, he's also set several team records this season.

  • Burrow has passed for 4611 yards, the most in team history. Andy Dalton's 4293 (set in 2013) are now second.
  • Burrow has 34 passing TDs, the most in team history. Dalton's 33 (set in 2013) are now second.
  • Burrow has six 300-yard passing games, the most in team history. The previous team record of five was shared by Burrow (2020), Carson Palmer ('07) and Dalton ('13).

Burrow has 971 passing yards, eight touchdowns and zero interceptions in his previous two games.

This is the fifth time Burrow has won the award in his career and fourth of the 2021 season. He previously earned the honor on Dec. 29, 2021 in Week 16 against the Ravens, on Oct. 27, 2021 for his Week 7 game against the Ravens, Oct. 6, 2021 for his Week 4 performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars and on Oct. 28, 2020 for his play in Week 7 versus the Cleveland Browns.

Burrow received more votes than Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.