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Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow

Quarterback #9
ADP:Round: 8, Pick: 11
Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 221 lb.
College:LSU
Age:24
Born:December 10, 1996
Drafted:2020 / Rd. 1 (1)
Draft Team:CIN

Joe Burrow: Returns to Cincinnati

Burrow (knee) is back in Cincinnati after spending the first phase of his rehab process in Los Angeles, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed surgery Dec. 2 in the L.A. area, 10 days after Burrow suffered ACL and MCL tears in his left knee. No setbacks have been reported so far, but the young QB still has a long process ahead, hoping to make it back for Week 1 of 2021. Burrow recently told Colin Cowherd that he's excited to continue working with Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, who was rumored to be on the hot seat but ultimately kept his job. Cincinnati has every opportunity to improve this offseason, holding the fifth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and ranking sixth in the league in projected cap space ($42.1 million, per overthecap.com).

January 11, 2021 9:44 AM EST

Joe Burrow: Undergoes successful surgery

Burrow underwent knee surgery Wednesday.

Analysis: The Bengals released a statement Thursday, noting that the rookie franchise QB "underwent successful surgery yesterday. The procedure went as planned and he is expected to make a complete recovery. Joe will begin the recovery process and we look forward to his return." Given the timing of Burrow's surgery, which will repair his damaged left ACL and MCL, it's unclear how close to 100 percent he'll be as the 2021 season approaches. In any case, now that the procedure been performed, the top overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft can begin to embark on his recovery.

December 3, 2020 11:46 AM EST

Joe Burrow: Surgery on tap

Burrow (knee) is scheduled to undergo surgery to address his torn left ACL this week, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coach Zac Taylor didn't offer a timetable for Burrow's return to Cincinnati, nor has he disclosed an official timeline for the rookie's recovery from a torn left ACL and MCL, plus additional ligament damage. Still, there appears to be optimism that Burrow could be ready to kick off the 2021 campaign as long as he can avoid setbacks in his rehab. Despite having his debut season cut short, Burrow set Bengals rookie records in terms of both completion percentage (65.3) and passing yards per game (268.8).

November 30, 2020 11:14 AM EST

Joe Burrow: Placed on IR

The Bengals placed Burrow (torn ACL) on injured reserve Monday.

Analysis: Burrow suffered a season-ending torn left ACL, MCL and additional ligament damage during Sunday's divisional loss against the Steelers, so his placement on injured reserve was only a matter of time. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the Bengals anticipate an 8-to-9 month recovery timetable for Burrow, which would put him on track for the start of the 2021 season as long as he can avoid any setbacks. Ryan Finley replaced Burrow during Sunday's loss, and the Bengals have since promoted Brandon Allen from the practice squad.

November 23, 2020 1:07 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Expected to be ready for 2021

The Bengals expect Burrow (torn ACL) to recover in time for the start of the 2021 season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Burrow tore his left ACL and MCL during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, in addition to suffering other structural damage. Adam Schefter of ESPN has noted that such injuries usually carry a 9-to-12 month recovery timetable, which could put his availability for next year in jeopardy, but Ben Baby of ESPN.com's confirmation that coach Zac Taylor expects Burrow to be ready for 2021 would suggest that the Bengals are confident his recovery will be on the quicker end. The 23-year-old now faces a difficult rehab process, even barring any setbacks, but his strong performance through 10 games as a rookie should provide Cincinnati with more than enough confidence to continue building around him.

November 23, 2020 12:09 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Multi-ligament injury confirmed

Burrow suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee, in addition to other structural damage, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Burrow sustained the injury to his left knee during Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Steelers, when his leg buckled awkwardly while taking a sack, and Monday's MRI has now confirmed the full extent of the damage done. The 23-year-old-signal caller is set to undergo season-ending reconstructive surgery in the near future, and he'll need to avoid any setbacks in his recovery in order to return by the start of the 2021 campaign. In 10 appearances with the Bengals as a rookie, Burrow recorded 2,688 passing yards and a 13:5 TD:INT, a pace which put him on track to set multiple rookie passing records. He also managed 143 rushing yards and three scores on the ground.

November 23, 2020 11:14 AM EST

Joe Burrow: Torn ACL confirmed

The initial diagnosis has confirmed a torn ACL for Burrow, who will get an MRI on Monday to look for possible additional damage, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Even if no additional damage is found, the torn ACL alone will end Burrow's season, and he'll have to avoid any setbacks in his recovery to be ready by the start of next season. The 2020 first overall pick was on pace to set multiple rookie passing records and finishes his season with 2,688 passing yards and a 13:5 TD:INT in 10 games.

November 22, 2020 5:17 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Torn ACL feared

The Bengals believe Burrow (knee) suffered a torn left ACL during Sunday's 20-9 loss to Washington, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: Burrow's left leg bent awkwardly while taking a sack Sunday, and Cincinnati's initial diagnosis for his injury is a season-ending ACL tear. The rookie quarterback will receive an MRI to confirm the severity of his injury Monday, but given that he wrote "see ya next year" in a message shared via his official Twitter account, it looks like Burrow is destined to miss the rest of the 2020 season. Ryan Finley finished Sunday's loss in Burrow's stead, and Cincinnati also has Brandon Allen on the practice squad.

November 22, 2020 2:59 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Appears done for the season

Ben Baby of ESPN.com relays that Burrow's first comments since injuring his left knee Sunday against Washington appear to rule the QB out for the rest of the season.

Analysis: We'll look for added details and official confirmation of such an outcome, either way, but it doesn't look good for the young signal-caller, who tweeted in the aftermath of his injury "see ya next year." Ryan Finley took over for Burrow on Sunday and Brandon Allen is on Cincinnati's practice squad.

November 22, 2020 1:08 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Carted off the field Sunday

Burrow (left knee) was carted off the field during Sunday's game against Washington, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: At first glance this looks like an injury that will cause the rookie QB to miss time. Ryan Finley is now slated to finish Sunday's game in place of Burrow.

November 22, 2020 12:04 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Limited in Pittsburgh

Burrow completed 21 of 40 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Steelers.

Analysis: Burrow moved the Bengals' offense down the field effectively on their first drive of the second quarter, connecting with three different receivers before tossing a two-yard touchdown to Tee Higgins. However, those were the team's final points until the middle of the fourth quarter on a drive that was largely powered by the run. The end result was one of Burrow's worst games as a pro, as he logged his lowest yardage total since Week 5. Burrow will work to bounce back against Washington in Week 12, though their strong pass rush has often held opposing offenses in check.

November 15, 2020 7:37 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Produces efficiently in win

Burrow completed 26 of 37 pass attempts for 249 yards and two touchdowns while adding nine yards on three carries during Sunday's 31-20 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Burrow completed 70 percent of his pass attempts while spreading the ball around to seven different receivers, despite windy conditions. He completed touchdown passes to Gio Bernard and Tyler Boyd while avoiding a turnover for the first time in the last five games. Burrow has made the most of favorable matchups over the last two games, piling up 455 yards and five touchdowns with just one interception. He will now take the bye week to further improve his grasp of the offense before a challenging matchup with the Steelers in Week 10.

November 1, 2020 2:15 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Tops 400 yards in loss

Burrow completed 35 of 47 passes for 406 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 37-34 loss to Cleveland. He also rushed six times for 34 yards and a touchdown and fumbled three times, losing one.

Analysis: Burrow got the offense down to Cleveland's two-yard line on the opening drive before throwing an interception on 1st-and-goal. The rookie first overall pick bounced back by capping the following drive with his third rushing touchdown, using his 6-foot-3, 221-pound frame to push the pile on the second of back-to-back quarterback sneak calls from the one-yard line. He added an 11-yard passing score to Tyler Boyd in the final minute of the first half, and touchdowns of 16 yards to Tee Higgins and three yards to Giovani Bernard in the fourth quarter, but Burrow was ultimately out-dueled by Baker Mayfield, whose fifth touchdown put Cleveland ahead for good with 11 seconds to go. Between Burrow's five 300-yard passing performances in his first seven games and his willingness to get it done himself by the goal line, he has quickly established himself as an enticing fantasy quarterback option heading into a Week 8 date with the Titans.

October 25, 2020 1:50 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Can't protect early lead

Burrow completed 25 of 39 passes for 313 yards and one interception while adding two yards on three carries during Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Burrow unexpectedly enjoyed a large early lead and deferred to the run game for much of the first half. Unfortunately, the Colts clawed their way back in the game, eventually taking the lead, and Burrow's interception on his last drive was the nail in the coffin. The rookie has now gone back-to-back weeks without a touchdown pass and owns a 6:4 TD:INT for the season despite reaching the 300-yard mark in four of the last five games. Burrow will look to take advantage of a rare favorable matchup next Sunday against the Browns.

October 18, 2020 4:51 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Shut down by Ravens

Burrow went 19-for-30 passing with 183 yards, no touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 27-3 loss to Baltimore. He also ran for 10 yards on three carries, fumbling twice and committing one lost fumble.

Analysis: It was a turbulent outing for the No. 1 overall pick in his debut against Wink Martindale's defense, as he was held to a season-low in passing, also failing to score a TD in a game for the first time in his career. A double whammy, Burrow committed multiple turnovers for the first time as an NFL player, in large part because the Ravens recorded an astronomical seven sacks on the young signal-caller. Burrow next faces a Colts defense that entered the weekend allowing a league-low 159.2 passing yards per game, but that showed glimpses of vulnerability in surrendering 261 passing yards and two passing TDs to the Browns on Sunday.

October 11, 2020 5:24 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Not hitting deep balls

Burrow has connected on only one of his 20 attempts on passes thrown 20 or more yards beyond the line of scrimmage through four games, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It's a historically low percentage of completions of that type, since the stat first started being tracked, but it's not all attributable to Burrow's failings. He has missed on some of those throws, but he's also not been helped by his receivers in hauling those passes, plus opposing defenses have been trying to force him to throw more intermediate passes.

October 8, 2020 12:48 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Throws for 300 in first win

Burrow completed 25 of 36 passes for 300 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 33-25 win over the Jaguars. He added four carries for 11 yards.

Analysis: Burrow threw for 300 yards for a third consecutive week en route to his first NFL win. He had a would-be 16-yard touchdown to Tyler Boyd wiped out by a holding penalty in the first quarter, and the Bengals ended up settling for a field goal for the game's first points. Burrow was intercepted on 3rd-and-goal from the 1-yard line on the next possession, though it's tough to put that one on the quarterback, as Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack wrestled the ball away from tight end Drew Sample in the back of the end zone. The rookie quarterback finally got his team into the end zone with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Joe Mixon in the final minute of the first half, and Mixon took over in the second half with a pair of rushing touchdowns. Cincinnati's offense was able to dictate the game against the subpar Jaguars defense, but a repeat performance will be hard to come by against the Ravens on the road in Week 5.

October 4, 2020 1:34 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Breaks 300-yard mark again

Burrow completed 31 of 44 pass attempts for 312 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 23-23 tie against the Eagles.

Analysis: The No. 1 overall pick was running for his life throughout the contest, as he absorbed a jaw-dropping 18 QB hits and eight sacks during the 70-minute showdown. Just as he has throughout the early stages of his NFL career, however, Burrow maintained his composure, orchestrating a 12-play touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that provided his team with a seven-point lead at the 3:05 mark. Cincinnati's defense ultimately could not hold Philadelphia on the final drive of regulation, and the game remained at a stalemate in overtime, but reports on Burrow should be positive despite his team standing at 0-2-1 through three weeks. He'll next face a Jaguars defense that has surrendered six passing TDs over its past two outings.

September 27, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Strong numbers in loss

Burrow completed 37 of 61 passes for 316 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bengals' 35-30 loss to the Browns on Thursday. He also rushed seven times for 19 yards and fumbled twice, losing one.

Analysis: The rookie finished with a strong line despite much of his success coming in the shorter areas of the field, as evidenced by his 5.2 yards per attempt. Burrow did appear to take another step forward in his development through sheer volume of reps if nothing else, and he connected with three different pass catchers in C.J. Uzomah (Achilles), Mike Thomas and Tyler Boyd for his trio of scoring tosses. Burrow's last two scoring drives impressively covered extended stretches of the field, as he led the Bengals on marches of 83 yards on 14 plays and 75 yards over 16 plays in the fourth quarter. The 2020 first overall pick will now get some extra rest and practice time with which to rest his arm, work on ball security and build further rapport with his pass-catching corps ahead of a tough Week 3 road test against the Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 27.

September 17, 2020 8:53 PM EST

Joe Burrow: Shows off wheels in Week 1

Burrow completed 23 of 36 passes for 193 yards and one interception in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Chargers, but ran the ball eight times for 46 yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: The rookie struggled early behind a porous Bengals offensive line, getting sacked three times in the first half, but Burrow still make an impact late in the first quarter by taking a designed QB draw 23 yards for his team's only TD. He then found his rhythm as a passer late and appeared to lead Cincy to a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter, only for his three-yard TD pass to A.J. Green with 11 seconds left on the clock get overturned when Green was flagged for offensive pass interference. Burrow then had to watch from the bench as Randy Bullock shanked a 31-yard field goal that would have sent the game to overtime. The young quarterback showed why he was the first overall pick in the 2020 draft despite the disappointing outcome, and he won't often face a pass rush as dangerous as the one spearheaded by Joey Bosa -- although he will face Myles Garrett and the Browns on the road in Week 2.

September 13, 2020 4:57 PM EST

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