Joe Burrow and Zac Taylor of the Cincinnati Bengals are closely linked, even more so than your typical quarterback and head coach.

For one, Burrow’s performance will have a major impact on Taylor’s job security. In two seasons as head coach, Taylor has compiled a 6-25-1 record.

The Bengals were just 2-7-1 with Burrow starting last season and finished 4-11-1 overall after the No. 1 overall pick missed the final six games with a torn ACL. However, given how well Burrow played when he was on the field, Cincinnati fans have reason to hope that the future is bright.