LSU Football: How Joe Burrow will judge his rookie season

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow will have high expectations as a rookie for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Former LSU football standout Joe Burrow is going to have a rookie season unlike any other.

That’s thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has made this offseason a strange one.

Instead of mini-camps and in-person meetings, Burrow’s had to rely on virtual Zoom meetings to get his work in with coaches (and some teammates).

It’s not ideal, but it’s the reality that Burrow and the rest of the NFL are living in right now.

Fortunately for the Bengals, Burrow isn’t using the ongoing shutdown/uncertainty as an excuse. He’s adapting to the best of his ability because that’s what competitors do.

“Everybody has to adapt right to what we are doing right now. The teams that are going to win the most are the teams that adapted the best to the situation that we are in,” said Burrow recently (via

So how does Burrow feel he’s adapted?

Well, he’s not ready to say for sure. At least not until after the season.

The former LSU football star knows how he’ll judge his success

Burrow is obviously confident in his ability to adapt to whatever is thrown at him.

But the NFL is a results business. And Burrow is a results guy. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Burrow will judge his success as a rookie based on how many wins the Bengals finish the season with.

“I feel like I’ve done a fairly good job at adapting to the situation, but I’ll find out how I did based off the number of wins we have on Sundays,” explained Burrow.

I can’t think of many rookies that are better suited to handle a weird offseason like this than Burrow. It’s truly insane how dialed in the former LSU standout is when it comes to becoming a better football player and teammate.