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What does Joe Burrow need to break the completion percentage record?

The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback needs just 12 more pass attempts for the all-time mark

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The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback needs just 12 more pass attempts for the all-time mark
NICK GRACEAFP

Joe Burrow doesn’t stop to surprise us.

The 26-year-old has already accomplished some impressive milestones in his career, including winning the AFC championship in just his second season as a starting quarterback and having the highest completion percentage in NFL history for any player following his first two seasons (minimum 500 attempts). Burrow will, once again, add more achievements under his name come Monday night.

Burrow needs just 12 pass attempts to officially qualify for the League’s all-time completion percentage list; a minimum of 1,500 attempts are required for the official completion percentage in the NFL, and Burrow is currently at 1,488 for his career. He has completed 69.0% of his passes in his career going into Monday.

Burrow will become the NFL’s all-time completion percentage leader even if he throws 12 incomplete passes. Drew Brees holds the record at 67.6%, so 12 incomplete passes for the Louisiana State University product would leave him at 67.9% -- advancing Brees to the top spot.

Burrow ranks second in the league in completion rate at 69.0% one year after leading the NFL in completion percentage (70.4%). He has thrown for 4,260 yards with 34 touchdowns to 12 interceptions for a 102.3 passer rating, in addition to ranking second in the League in touchdown passes, second in pass yards per game (284.0), fourth in touchdown rate (6.0%), ninth in yards per attempt (7.6) and sixth in passer rating.