Latest On Bengals’ Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow is done for the year, but today’s medical tests brought some positive news. The Bengals quarterback is expected to be ready right around the start of the 2021 season, according to’s Tom Pelissero (on Twitter). 

After recovering from ACL surgery, Burrow will shift his focus to rehab. Hopefully, by the time he returns, the Bengals will have done something to address his Swiss cheese offensive line. Burrow did his best to escape pressure this year, but he was battered often.

People keep talking about the offensive line without it seemingly watching the film from last four weeks,” said head coach Zac Taylor in defense of his linemen (via Sports Illustrated). “Those guys have done a good job. It’s been a revolving door of players; we’re doing a great job. Joe’s done a good job moving us down the field, and we felt like we’re making a lot of progress over the last five weeks, and we’re not going to apologize for any of that.”

Heading into Week 11, Burrow was sacked 32 times. With an average of 3.6 sacks per game, they were “second” only to the Eagles in that category. Despite that, the No. 1 overall pick managed 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns, and just five interceptions through nine-plus games.

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10 comments on “Latest On Bengals’ Joe Burrow

  1. Wade Herbers

    2021 draft better be used helping Joe with a better o-line. Kid looks good and appears to have the moxie to be their QB for many years……now get the kid some help!!!!!

  2. Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    Burrow is very lucky and hopefully it is a legit timeframe for him to be back opening day next season

    • joeshmoe11

      15 years ago Carson Palmer blew his ACL, MCL, meniscus, and tore additional cartilage in a January playoff game. He rehabbed and was ready for training camp. With more advances in medicine and rehab and a much less severe injury I’m confident he should be good to go for camp, barring setbacks of course

      • Lefty_Orioles_Fan

        Well the Steelers took a cheap shot
        Anyway I hope Burrows is back in short order, well by opening day

  3. letmeclearmythroat74

    So here goes my rant as a life long Bengal fan. I get that players get hurt all the time in good and bad teams. I love Tee Higgins but with the 33rd pick another lineman to pair with Jonah Williams would have been better. Zac Taylor is 4- 21 … that’s a .190 winning % . Who in any position worldwide can be successful 19% of the time in your job snd keep your job? He is overmatched completely. He is not even a pimple on Sean McVays azz. Get someone in here that knows what the heck they are doing and can get Burrow in the right direction. So sick of the nonsense that is the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s a darn shame

    • brave new world

      They should lose out now and have a very good shot at Sewell from Oregon who everyone compare to Anthony Munoz.

    • joeshmoe11

      I’ll counter that Taylor is just the guy for Burrow, esp with Callahan and Dan Pitcher. Vince Lombardi and Bill Walsh wouldn’t have won with the skeleton crew last year and even with an O Line that wasn’t shored up nearly as well as they should’ve the offense has had stretches where they’re completely unstoppable. All with a rookie QB. The defense still needs more talent but Taylor isn’t the GM

      • letmeclearmythroat74

        I do see your point but I stand behind production. There’s only 32 head coaching jobs at the highest level in existence…. I can not accept that being successful at 19% of your job at this level can be acceptable. Likely to be 10% by years end. Zac is not the answer and I only hope #9 lasts long enough to have a coach worthwhile.

    • nky_oz

      I never liked the Taylor hiring. I felt that Eric Bienemy should’ve been the choice & still do.

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