Burrow played in 10 games during his rookie season before going down with a year-ending injury. Prior to the major setback, the 2019-20 Heisman winner put on a show, completing 65.3 percent of his throws for 2,688 yards and 13 touchdowns with five interceptions. He made a big impression early and made it look like he had already been playing professional football for several years.
The former No. 1 overall pick will be ready to go at the Bengals’ training camp. It’s a big step forward for Cincinnati’s organization as a whole.
Bengals QB Joe Burrow has been cleared to resume football activities, per Zac Taylor. The big step the second-year player needed to clear heading into training camp.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) July 26, 2021
Despite clear roster holes, Joe Burrow made the Bengals look better than they were last season. They should be improved later this fall, but there’s still one obvious concern.
The Bengals needed to improve their offensive line this offseason. But instead of spending their first-round pick on an offensive lineman, Cincinnati took Burrow’s former teammate in Ja’Marr Chase. It was a risky gamble.
If Chase doesn’t play well or if the Bengals can’t protect Burrow, they’re going to be heavily scrutinized for the decision.
Burrow and the Bengals begin the 2021 campaign on Sept. 12 against the Minnesota Vikings.