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Bengals News: Aaron Rodgers Reveals Warning He Gave to Joe Burrow After Week 5 Game

Devon Platana
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reveals the warning he gave to Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow after their Week 5 matchup.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reveals the warning he gave to Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow after their Week 5 matchup. / Andy Lyons/GettyImages
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow took a physical beating during his team's Week 5 loss to the Green Bay Packers, resulting in him being taken to the hospital after the game. While everything ended up okay, the Bengals are hoping that he takes less hits going forward.

It turns out that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers feels the same way. The veteran gunslinger appeared on the "Pat McAfee Show" this week and revealed some advice that he gave Burrow after the game.

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Rodgers told McAfee that he's a "Joe Burrow fan" but that the younger quarterback needs to protect himself more by sliding instead of absorbing full-on tackles.

"Slide. You’re [Burrow] too damn talented. You’ve got so much in front of you to accomplish in this league."

Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers added that he would've told the same thing to former Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck, who retired back in 2019 due to the toll that getting hit was taking on his body.

Burrow took numerous hits throughout the Week 5 meeting and Rodgers got a front-row seat to watch it. While the hits were bad, none were worse than a scary collision that Burrow took in the second quarter.

If Burrow is wise, he might listen to Rodgers' advice. The Packers signal-caller has missed only 18 games since becoming Green Bay's starting quarterback in 2008. With Burrow being as young as he is, it'll be better to start sliding more often sooner than later.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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