Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow missed the final six games of his rookie season in 2020 with the Cincinnati Bengals after suffering a torn ACL in week 11.
Burrow, who was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, was on pace to be the offensive rookie of the year before his injury.
Fortunately for the Bengals, it appears that Burrow will be good to go for the start of the 2021 season.
The former Tigers standout has been participating in minicamps this month, despite being only six months removed from the ACL injury.
Joe Burrow’s teammate had an incredible reaction to the star QB’s torn ACL
This won’t come as a surprise to LSU fans, but Burrow is already being treated by his teammates like a veteran quarterback.
Bengals offensive lineman Mike Jordan spoke to reporters this week and he made quite the comment in regards to Burrow.
Jordan was the offensive lineman that got beat on the play where Burrow suffered the torn ACL.
Washington defensive lineman Jonathan Allen pushed Jordan backward into Burrow, which ultimately caused the injury.
Jordan, understandably, feels responsible for the injury.
“I took it really personal,” said Jordan to The Athletic (via NFL.com). “It took me about a week to get out of my own head.”
“First thing I did was I apologized to Joe,” added Jordan. “I told him he was not going to hear any more words from me. Just actions. I can tell him I’m going to do better. He doesn’t want to hear that. He wants to see it. I’ll prove what I’m saying and my convictions this upcoming season. Not a whole lot of talking; I’m just going to show it.”
This is an amazing response from Jordan. It shows that Burrow has had a major impact on the culture in Cincinnati. And it also shows that the team has fully embraced Burrow as their leader.
It would’ve been easy for some of the Bengals’ veterans to be miffed about the Burrow-hype. But Burrow has proved to be a consummate leader, which is the quickest way to gain respect in the NFL.