When former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow was a draft prospect in 2020, one of the biggest concerns that teams had was whether not he had a strong enough arm to excel in the NFL.
It was never clear why Burrow’s arm was such a concern.
While he doesn’t have Patrick Mahomes-like arm strength, Burrow still has plenty of arm to get the ball to the end zone from midfield.
He also has plenty of “zip” on his throws — even after his ACL injury that ended his rookie season early.
Tee Higgins was impressed by Joe Burrow’s arm strength this week
Wide receiver Tee Higgins, a former Clemson standout, is entering his second season with the Bengals, so he’s familiar with Burrow and his arm strength.
That’s why it’s a good sign for Cincinnati that Higgins was impressed by Burrow’s arm strength this week.
“He threw me a slant and I was like, ‘oh s***,” said Higgins on Tuesday (via Joe Danneman).
“I don’t know what he’s been doing this offseason since he’s been hurt, but he came back way stronger,” added Higgins. “The balls got a little bit more zip and they’re good.”
Burrow is just a different kind of football player.
The fact he’s even on the field right now after tearing his ACL last November is incredible.
Coming back with an even stronger arm?
That’s just insane.
But then again, that’s Joe Burrow for you.
I don’t think anyone is going to be surprised when Burrow is under center for the Bengals when the 2021 season gets underway. The only surprise would be if he wasn’t ready for the start of the season.
But unless something crazy happens, that’s not going to happen. Burrow will do whatever it takes to make sure he’s on the field for the Bengals this fall.