Bengals star rookie quarterback Joe Burrow is apparently out for the season after he Tweeted on Sunday “Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year.”
The Bengals have apparently lost star rookie quarterback and the first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft Joe Burrow for the season after he Tweeted “Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year.” Burrow suffered what appears to be a serious knee injury on Sunday against the Washington Football Team.
The Bengals were leading Washington 9-7 at the time of the injury and Burrow had thrown for 203 yards and a touchdown when he was injured with 11:41 remaining in the third quarter. Ryan Finley replaced Burrow and the Bengals lost at Washington 20-9. Finley finished 3-10 for 30 yards and an interception.
Burrow quickly received well wishes from around the NFL. Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes seemingly the first star on social media to send prayers to Burrow. Burrow potentially has a long rehab ahead of him if he is out for the season as he stated on Twitter. The speculation seems to be a torn ACL.
Mario Pilato the Pro Football Focus injury expert reported that Burrow hyperextended his left knee and projected a torn anterior cruciate ligament. There is a lot of speculation from multiple sources about what the injury is for Burrow. Until a likely MRI is performed on Burrow there is no definitive answer on what injury Burrow has.
WIthout Burrow, the Bengals have to sign a backup quarterback for Finley for the remainder of the season. The loss of Burrow will likely stunt the growth the offense had made this season. The Bengals put running back Joe Mixon on injured reserve on Saturday and Burrow will be headed there later this week.
Burrow sending the Tweet shortly after receiving a devastating injury is what you would expect from the face of a franchise. Now the Bengals turn to Finley who has been extremely inefficient as an NFL QB. The hope can be that Finley can play well enough for the other young players on offense to continue to develop.