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Joe Burrow carted off with knee injury

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s game against Washington that looks like it could potentially be serious.

Burrow was sandwiched between two defenders on a pass early in the third quarter, and his left leg folded awkwardly underneath him. He immediately clutched his left knee in pain and was carted off the field.

Hopefully the injury turns out to be less severe than expected, but it did not look good. The Bengals ruled Burrow out for the remainder of the game almost immediately.

The vicious hit was the second one Burrow took in the game, as he was also laid out by Chase Young in the first half (video here).

Burrow had completed 22-of-34 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown prior to exiting the game. The Bengals trailed 14-9 when he left.

Video: Chase Young makes Joe Burrow fumble with monster hit

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The first two picks in the 2020 NFL Draft went head-to-head on Sunday, and it was Chase Young who got the best of Joe Burrow in the early going.

With the Cincinnati Bengals facing 4th-and-goal from the 3-yard line, Burrow tried to scramble for the end zone and was absolute throttled by Young as he reached for the goal line. The hit caused Burrow to cough up the ball.

Here’s another angle of the hit:

The result of the play took a while to sort out. It was initially ruled on the field that Washington recovered the fumble and fumbled back into the end zone before recovering again, which resulted in a safety. The Bengals committed a hold on the play, so Washington accepted the penalty and 3rd down was supposed to be replayed. A review then determined that Washington never actually established possession of the loose ball until they recovered it in the end zone, so the result of the play was a touchdown. The holding penalty was declined at that point.

Burrow has drawn a lot of praise this season, and deservedly so. Young gets far less attention as a defensive player, but he certainly showed why he was the No. 2 overall pick on that hit.

Joe Burrow has great quote about how to measure success

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Joe Burrow is having a great rookie season, but the Cincinnati Bengals have won just two games and appear to be a long way from playoff contention. Burrow has likely heard much of the praise that has been heaped on him, but the former No. 1 overall pick insists none of that matters until the wins start piling up.

The Bengals are 2-6-1 entering Week 11, which prompted a reporter to ask Burrow on Wednesday if there is a way to measure success going forward other than wins and losses. The Heisman Trophy winner had a great response.

That is exactly the type of quote a team and fan base wants from its top overall pick.

Burrow has thrown for 2,485 yards this season, which is the ninth-most in the NFL. His 12 touchdown passes in nine games are nothing outstanding, but he has thrown just five interceptions. Many consider that to be a more important stat for a rookie.

One young quarterback supposedly bragged about his stats following a loss earlier this year, and that may have contributed to the decision to bench him. It doesn’t sound like we’re going to hear any comments like that from Burrow during a losing season.

Joe Burrow receives weekly advice, support from Archie Manning

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Joe Burrow has some VIPs in his corner as he works through his rookie season in the NFL.

The Cincinnati Bengals are visiting the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Burrow is having a nice rookie season at quarterback for Cincinnati, and aspires to have the success of former Colts No. 1 overall pick, Peyton Manning.

On Wednesday, Burrow expressed his appreciation for the Manning family and specifically said that Archie has supported him this season.

“That family is a great family,” Burrow said. “Archie texts me every week, win or lose. Last week he texted me ‘head up.’ He told me that Eli’s rookie year he played the Ravens and had a 0.00 QBR. Archie texts me every week, and that means a lot to not only me, but my family as well.”

Archie was the No. 2 overall pick by New Orleans in 1971 out of Ole Miss. The Saints struggled during his time there and he was sacked over 300 times, so he can relate to what Burrow is going through on the 1-3-1 Bengals.

In addition to Archie, Burrow says he has heard from Peyton Manning and receives regular support from Kurt Warner.

“Those guys want to help, and it would be dumb not to take advantage of those opportunities,” Burrow said.

Back in February, Burrow shared that he was receiving help from Archie and Archie’s sons, Cooper and Peyton.

The connection with Burrow and Cooper Manning may actually have another larger implication. But the willingness of the Manning family and others to help Burrow plays a big role in helping the NFL grow and remain in good hands.

Joe Burrow sent great tweet after first career victory

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Joe Burrow is officially in the win column as an NFL quarterback, and he is properly basking in the achievement.

Burrow’s Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a 33-25 final on Sunday. It marked just the third win for Cincinnati in the last two seasons as well as the rookie Burrow’s first career victory.

After the game, Burrow, who threw for 300 yards and a touchdown, sent a fitting tweet. The former Heisman Trophy winner wrote simply, “Winning is fun.”

Burrow was the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft and has now topped 300 yards passing in three of his first four career starts. The 23-year-old made a bold declaration to Bengals fans at the beginning of this year. Getting that first W is definitely a step in the right direction there.

AJ Green has high praise for Joe Burrow

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The Cincinnati Bengals seem pretty happy with Joe Burrow’s NFL debut, as does one of the team’s key offensive figures.

Wide receiver A.J. Green came away very impressed with Burrow’s first game in the league, adding that he feels the team has drafted someone special.

Burrow threw a pretty terrible interception in the fourth quarter with his team in field goal range. He didn’t let it impact him at all, shaking it off to lead the team into field goal range upon getting the ball back to set up what should have been a game-tying kick.

Burrow went 23/36 for 193 yards with an interception. He also scored a touchdown in a somewhat surprising way.

Twitter reacts to Joe Burrow’s first career touchdown

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow scored his first NFL touchdown early in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, but you may be surprised to hear it was not on a play in which he threw the ball.

Burrow’s first NFL score came on what appeared to be a designed run. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner scampered 22 yards into the end zone.

Burrow threw an incredible 60 touchdown passes compared to just six interceptions for the national champion LSU Tigers last season. He’s going to throw plenty this season as well, but the Bengals will take the points any way they can get them.

Twitter had some great reactions to Burrow’s first career score.

Burrow had 368 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns last season, so he isn’t exactly a statue. Still, you would have gotten a nice payout if you bet on his first NFL touchdown being a running score. Not many people saw that coming.

Joe Burrow offers great quote for Bengals fans

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Joe Burrow offered a great quote that will get the Cincinnati Bengals and their fans excited.

Burrow spoke with the media on Wednesday and talked about his objectives.

“I’m not here to go .500 and squeak into the playoffs. I’m out here to win games and win championships,” Burrow said, via The Athletic’s Paul Dehner Jr.

The Bengals went 2-14 last season, which is how they were in position to draft Burrow No. 1 overall. The team hasn’t won a playoff game since 1990, either.

There is a lot of work to be done in Cincinnati, and those fans aren’t exactly used to extravagant wins. But if Burrow’s attitude says anything, it’s that the Bengals are in good hands moving forward. All the news about Burrow coming out of training camp has been positive too, which is a good sign.

Zac Taylor says Joe Burrow earned Bengals’ QB job

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It’s been no secret that Joe Burrow would start at quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals since they drafted him, but coach Zac Taylor is adding that it was entirely earned.

Taylor confirmed that Burrow would start, and that he’s known it since day one. He also affirmed, however, that Burrow had proven himself in camp.

Burrow didn’t really have to work for the job, but it’s clear there are no concerns about his readiness. We haven’t heard much about the No. 1 overall pick’s camp performance, but the Bengals seem confident in him.

Burrow seems to have a good head on his shoulders. It will be interesting to see what he can do as Cincinnati’s starter.

Joe Burrow plans to live off endorsement money and save his salary

Joe Burrow says he’s joining the short list of professional athletes who live solely off endorsement money while pocketing their actual salary for years to come.

Burrow said that he does not plan to spend any of his contract money, preferring to use cash only from his various endorsements to fund his day-to-day lifestyle.

“I don’t plan on spending any contract money,” the quarterback said, via Alex Chippin of theScore. “I’m just gonna live off the marketing money and let that accrue in my bank account.”

Burrow can point to deals with Fanatics, Nike, Bose, Lowe’s, Nerf, and Buffalo Wild Wings already, and he hasn’t even played an NFL game yet. Those deals should give him plenty of financial flexibility while allowing him to put the over $36 million he’s owed by the Cincinnati Bengals away into his savings account.

Burrow would join a select group of athletes who make enough from endorsement deals to do this. It certainly means Burrow is in good company.