A.J. Green can’t wait to work with Joe Burrow

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In 2011, the Bengals used a first-round choice on A.J. Green before taking Andy Dalton in the second round. Green caught a lot of passes, gained a lot of yards and scored a lot of touchdowns with Dalton as his quarterback.

But now, Dalton is with the Cowboys, and Green, who hasn’t played since 2018, has Joe Burrow as his quarterback. The Bengals used the No. 1 overall choice on the LSU quarterback in April, moving on from Dalton.

“I’m very excited about it,” Green said in a Friday conference call, via Geoff Hobson of the team website. “I was blessed to have Andy all these years. I’ve seen Joe’s body of work. I’m just happy to be healthy.”

Green still hasn’t met Burrow, but the two have texted.

Burrow had expected to work with his receivers earlier this month, but the throwing session was canceled after the NFLPA recommended players not work out together. Green instead has caught passes from Florida quarterback Emory Jones as he trains to return.

Green has seen enough of Burrow on TV to know the quarterback the Bengals are getting.

“I know the type of player he is, and I know he’s a dog,” Green said, via Ben Baby of ESPN. “I know he’s a dog for a fact. So I’m excited to play with him. I’m just can’t wait to get out there.”

The Pro Bowler has run routes since February while working his way back from torn ankle ligaments that wiped out his 2019 season.

15 responses to “A.J. Green can’t wait to work with Joe Burrow

  1. AJ’s interview after signing was a great listen. AJ is a first class human being.

  2. What a shock. A WR happy about teaming up with a future HOF QB. Geez, I can’t figure that one out. Sorry. Low hanging fruit.

  3. He is upgrading at QB. No more excuses why he can’t put up Julio’s numbers.

  4. So now that I’m a middle-aged and overweight father and husband. I can’t remember if being a “Dog” is a compliment or an insult. A little help?

  5. I would love to see the bengals succeed. Being an eagles fan for so long i know whats it like to be a fan of snake bit franchise. I love AJ Green. He’s been great for a long time. I hope burrows works out, but i cant help but feel he’s a one year wonder and hes gonna fail.

  6. AJ is, how we all should be. Humble, hard working, Lets focus on the job at hand. God luv ya brotha!

  7. LSU ran a Big XII playbook and this guy is the best QB to come out of college in the last 50 years?

    Seems suspect considering how much people bash the Big XII for their style of play.

    Nobody is Patrick Mahomes, he’s no Kyler Murray, his floor is probably the same as Baker Mayfield.

  8. acemagee45 says:
    July 17, 2020 at 8:41 pm
    “LSU ran a Big XII playbook and this guy is the best QB to come out of college in the last 50 years?

    Seems suspect considering how much people bash the Big XII for their style of play.

    Nobody is Patrick Mahomes, he’s no Kyler Murray, his floor is probably the same as Baker Mayfield.”

    They ran a modified version of the Saints playbook, try to keep up.

  9. $18m is a LOT of coin to spend on a guy that has a solid chance of not playing a single down this year. A lot of money to spend on a team in full rebuild mode, or at least they should be. Their one-year-wonder rookie QB is another question mark in a joke of an organization.

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