Burrow’s rehab consumed a large chunk of his time this offseason, but he’s still very confident in his game. In fact, he thinks his skillset has improved heading into Year 2.
“I’ve improved my entire game right now,” Burrow told Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I’m excited to show all my improvements – deep ball, intermediate, protections, everything. I’m just a much better all-around player.”
Though he believes his game as a whole has improved, it’s worth noting that Burrow put a major emphasis on his footwork this offseason.
“The biggest thing is getting all my cleats in the ground, both on my back foot and my front foot. Instead of stepping with my toe and rotating there, I’m stepping with my full foot and not rotating as much. And that’s just allowing me to generate more torque and power in my core and it will translate up to my arm.”
This season, Joe Burrow has already begun expressing his opinions about the offense more.
Burrow has the opportunity front of him to make the second year leap, and he sees his arm strength as the next evolution in his game.https://t.co/pqTog4Pctm
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) July 29, 2021
If Burrow can remain healthy throughout the 2021 season, the Bengals should be very competitive. The offensive line is still unproven, but at least Burrow has a loaded receiving corps at his disposal this fall.
Burrow and the Bengals will begin the new season at home against the Minnesota Vikings.