Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor optimistic about Joe Burrow’s recovery

Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow was off to a great start as a rookie for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020.

Burrow was on pace to set several rookie passing records, proving he was worthy of the hype that surrounded him as the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.

But unfortunately for Burrow, his rookie season was cut short.

The former Heisman Trophy winner suffered a torn ACL in late November in a game against the Washington Football Team. It was a devastating end to a promising season for the young quarterback.

Will Joe Burrow be ready for the 2021 NFL season?

The biggest question with Burrow right now is whether or not he’ll be ready for the start of the 2021 season.

Burrow’s injury happened near the end of the season, which means the slightest setback in his rehab could mean he’s not ready for the 2021 season-opener.

Fortunately for the Bengals, it sounds like Burrow’s recovery is on track….so far.

“He’s been around quite a bit. He does everything he can possibly do right now,” said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor this week (via Yahoo Sports). “He’s obviously very positive about it. Everything seems to be on pace. I’m very careful to make predictions, but everything has been positive so far.”

Taylor appears to be very optimistic that Burrow will be ready for the start of the season. But like a lot of Bengals fans, he’s being cautious to not be too optimistic.

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There aren’t many players out there who are going to outwork Burrow. I know knee injuries can be unpredictable, but I’d honestly be shocked if Burrow isn’t under center for the Bengals in week one this fall.

It’s going to take a lot to keep that kid off of the field.