Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is having a tough time in the NFL.
I think former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow has the potential to be one of the best players in the NFL.
But he can’t do it if he doesn’t have some help.
Burrow, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, is being ruined by the Cincinnati Bengals. And if the team doesn’t get it fixed soon, Burrow will end up being an afterthought in the NFL.
I’m sure there are some folks who will say it’s way too early to suggest this, but I’m not sure how many more Sundays of beatings the former LSU standout can take.
Joe Burrow took another beating on Sunday
The Baltimore Ravens had their way with Burrow and the Bengals’ offense on Sunday.
It was tough to watch.
Burrow was sacked seven times on Sunday against the Ravens. He was hit 15 times. And plenty more times he was pressured and had to throw the ball away.
How in the world can we expect Burrow to thrive when the offensive line can’t give him any time to throw the ball? Burrow is barely surviving at this point.
And look, I don’t care how tough Burrow has proved to be — a human being can only take so much of a beating.
Remember former Indianpolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck? He entered the NFL with expectations that were similar to the expecations placed on Burrow.
And Luck consistently took a beating, which resulted in retirement at age 30.
Luck was never able to reach his full potential because the Colts wouldn’t give him the help he needed.
Burrow, unfortuantely, appears to be in a similar situation.
Can it get better?
But the Bengals have been terrible for a while. Why should we expect that things are going to change anytime soon?
I hate it for Burrow — he could be an all-time great. However, I’m just not sure that’s going to be possible in Cincinnati.