2020 first overall pick Joe Burrow certainly looked the part for the Cincinnati Bengals during his rookie campaign. The LSU product was well on his way to over 3,000 yards passing before the unthinkable happened, a torn ACL on Dec. 2.
Now the future seems less definitive for Bengals fans, as the hope is Burrow returns to the field as the same quarterback talent that left it. Initial word from head coach Zac Taylor is that he's on track to do so.
Joe Burrow Injury update
Although Burrow's rookie year didn't end as planned, it's his career that Cincinnati fans care about, and to be their savior he'll have to play out a long one. Right now Taylor is more concerned about chemistry on the offensive line, noting that his five starters must develop some together.
The issue here is that the blocking unit is in a state of flux. The talent has to improve in front of Burrow, and likely will this offseason, but in-doing so you must start from scratch when it comes to unity and chemistry.
One thing's for sure, the Bengals need to do everything in their power to protect Burrow long-term. Quarterbacks with his potential don't come around everyday, and Cincinnati cannot afford to squander his future.
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