Bengals News: Joe Burrow is “all systems go” for season opener

Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

In Bengals news, quarterback Joe Burrow appears good to go for the Bengals’ season opener on Sept. 12 against the Vikings. Adam Schefter tweeted the news on Tuesday afternoon.

This is great news for the Bengals, as their success in 2021 hinges on the health of Burrow. The Bengals took him with the No. 1 pick a year ago and he had a promising rookie campaign before getting injured in Week 11.

Despite the injury, the Bengals passed on taking an offensive tackle in the first round and instead added more help at wide receiver. They brought in Ja’Marr Chase instead, who played with Burrow at LSU.

The Bengals will have their quarterback in Week 1, as Joe Burrow is good to go.

Now that Burrow has been cleared to play, the Bengals’ chances at securing a Week 1 win against the Vikings increase. Burrow will have new weapons to throw to and an improved offensive line while also going against a Vikings team that had a losing record a year ago and got off to a slow start.

This is excellent news for the Bengals and hopefully, the offensive line can protect him and keep him upright this season so they’re not in this situation again. If the Bengals want to compete in the AFC North, Burrow has to stay healthy.

The Bengals also need as many wins as possible, as their division is loaded so wins there will be hard to come by. Securing a win in Week 1 would not only get the Bengals off to a 1-0 start but it’d give this team the confidence they need to start the season.

Burrow has the potential to have a huge season in year two. Kay Adams of Good Morning Football even said he’s a dark horse to win NFL MVP. That’s how much is riding on Burrow this year and it’ll be exciting to see if he lives up to the expectations.

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Having Burrow back is huge and it’s the best possible news Bengals fans could receive right now. Their quarterback is ready to take the field in 2021 and that means the Cincinnati Bengals have a fighting chance.