EA Sports set social media ablaze on Tuesday with the news that we will soon have another college football video game, but the announcement was bittersweet for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
Burrow, who is a little more than a year removed from leading LSU to a national championship, had a great tweet after EA Sports dropped the big news. The first overall pick said his dream was to be on the cover of the game.
He probably would have been, too. Burrow won the Heisman Trophy and set several records en route to a national title in 2019. Had EA Sports still been producing the “NCAA Football” series last summer, Burrow likely would have been the obvious choice for the cover.
Most people are overjoyed that EA Sports is bringing back a college football game, and you can see some of the best Twitter reactions here. Perhaps an exception can be made to allow Burrow to fulfill his dream.
Joe Burrow showed flashes of great promise during his rookie season, but he came away disappointed with some aspects of his play.
The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback appeared on “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd on Thursday, and admitted that there were some aspects of his play he wasn’t pleased with. One in particular he singled out was his effectiveness on deep passes.
“Wasn’t great with the deep ball which I was pretty disappointed in because I’ve always been pretty good at that,” Burrow said, via Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic. “Emphasis for me this offseason.”
In his first season, Burrow didn’t really need to be elite with the deep ball. He was working on mastering the offense and getting used to the NFL. He can focus on things like this in year two. That will require him to successfully recover from his severe knee injury, but he seems to be making positive steps on that front.
Joe Burrow is taking his first steps — literally — in his recovery from knee surgery.
Burrow posted a video on Twitter Friday that showed him walking in what appeared to be a physical-therapy like rehab center.
The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback had his rookie season disrupted this year by a significant knee injury suffered in Week 11 at Washington. He was carted off in the third quarter of the loss with a torn ACL, torn MCL, and other structural issues.
Just over a month later, Burrow is already walking.
The 24-year-old former No. 1 pick passed for 13 touchdowns and five interceptions for the Bengals this season. The knee injury may not cost Burrow any time next season.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow heard from one of his important counterparts after suffering his season-ending ACL injury.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said he’d reached out to Burrow after the No. 1 overall pick went down for the season on Nov. 22, and said he’s rooting for Burrow to return as quickly as possible.
“Injuries like that are never fun,” Tagovailoa said, via Cameron Wolfe of ESPN. “I know he’d love to be able to go out there and compete against us. I sent him my prayers. I wish him the best.”
Tagovailoa knows a thing or two about severe injuries. He suffered an ugly hip injury last season that ended his college career at Alabama. He was drafted fifth overall anyway, and ended up taking over the starting job for Miami during the season.
There’s some encouraging thinking about Burrow’s long-term recovery. Maybe he can use Tagovailoa as a blueprint for his return.
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a very serious knee injury on Sunday, and we have since learned that the damage goes beyond just a torn ACL. While the rookie’s recovery is sure to be long and difficult, one doctor does not believe it will cost Burrow much — if any — of his 2021 season.
Dr. David Chao, who now works for Outkick but was the San Diego Chargers’ team physical for 17 seasons, offered an optimistic prognosis for Burrow during an appearance on Clay Travis’ FOX Radio show Wednesday. He said even with Burrow suffering a torn MCL and other knee damage in addition to the torn ACL, he believes the No. 1 overall pick can be ready to play come Week 1 next season.
“I have optimism. A lot of people compared it to Carson Wentz who had an ACL, and ‘LCL’, which is a totally different story, because you’re literally doing surgery on two ligaments, where in an ACL/MCL, even if there’s a small PCL component, you’re really only re-constructing the ACL, and letting the MCL and PCL heal on its own,” Chao said. “That is why I remain optimistic that Joe Burrow could be the starting quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals Week 1 of 2021 … I don’t see the doom and gloom of, ‘Oh, my gosh, we won’t see him until 2022!’ This is NOT Teddy Bridgewater.”
A lot of that is obviously in-depth medical speak, but it sounds like Bengals fans need not panic. While Burrow’s injury has been described as worse than initially believed, he does not appear to be facing a rehab like the one Bridgewater or Alex Smith endured.
Burrow was carted off the field in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against Washington after he was hit low and his leg bent awkwardly underneath him. He finishes with 13 touchdown passes and five interceptions in what was an extremely promising rookie campaign.
Joe Burrow’s season-ending injury was hard for many to watch. It was especially difficult for his college coach.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron said he has texted Burrow, admitting that he was sad to see his former quarterback hurt as badly as he was on Sunday.
“It was tough to watch. We felt bad for him,” Orgeron said Monday, via Jake Rill of Saturday Down South. “Joe’s a competitor. I texted him today. I know he’s going to be back. I know his attitude. I thought he was having a Rookie of the Year season. We are very proud of him.”
Burrow won the Heisman Trophy for Orgeron and the Tigers last season en route to a national championship. He’s rightly considered an LSU legend, so they’ll be pained to see this happen to him.
Unfortunately, it was revealed Monday that Burrow’s injury was even worse than initially feared.
Joe Burrow will miss the remainder of the 2020 season after he suffered a knee injury on Sunday, and unfortunately the Cincinnati Bengals rookie sustained more than just a torn ACL.
Burrow underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed he has a torn MCL in addition to a torn ACL, according to ESPN’s Ben Baby and Adam Schefter. Burrow reportedly also suffered “other structural issues” as well.
Burrow was carted off the field in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against Washington after he was hit low and his leg bent awkwardly underneath him.
There has been no specific timetable given for Burrow’s return, but it sounds like the No. 1 overall pick is facing a long and difficult recovery. He finishes his rookie season with 13 touchdown passes and five interceptions.
Joe Burrow’s injury appears to be as severe as initially feared.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Burrow suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s game against Washington. There may also be additional damage to the quarterback’s knee, but regardless, his rookie season is over.
Burrow suffered the injury in the third quarter when he was hit by two Washington defenders on a pass attempt. His left leg bent awkwardly underneath him, and he had to be carted off the field.
It’s an unfortunate blow for the No. 1 overall pick. He’ll finish his season with a respectable 13 touchdown passes and five interceptions. Expect to see second-year backup Ryan Finley under center for the Bengals for the remainder of the season.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a serious knee injury on Sunday, and we now know it is one that will end his season.
Not long after he was carted off the field against Washington, Burrow indicated on Twitter that the injury will keep him out for the remainder of the year.
“Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year,” Burrow wrote.
Burrow sent the tweet while the Bengals’ game against Washington was still ongoing, so he obviously received a very quick diagnosis from team doctors.
Burrow was hit by two Washington defenders on a pass attempt early in the third quarter. His left leg bent awkwardly underneath him. Burrow immediately clutched his knee in pain and was carted off.
The extent of the injury remains unclear, but it sounds like Burrow has a long recovery ahead of him.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow left Sunday’s game against Washington with what looked like a serious knee injury, and the rookie received support from across the NFL world after he was carted off the field.
Burrow, who has been having a great first NFL season, was sandwiched between two defenders early in the second half. His left leg bent awkwardly underneath him, and he immediately clutched his knee in pain. Star quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson were among the first to tweet their support for Burrow.
Players from both teams, including Washington star pass-rusher Chase Young, surrounded Burrow and wished him well as he was carted off.
There were plenty more tributes from across the NFL and sports world.
Burrow also took a huge hit from Young earlier in the game (video here), though he was able to bounce back quickly from that one. Hopefully the knee injury isn’t as bad as it looks.