Joe Burrow on the field, throwing at Bengals’ first OTA

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Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has said he expects to be ready to go before the start of the season after tearing his ACL on November 22. The indication today is that he’s well on his way.

The Bengals opened their Organized Team Activities today, and Burrow was on the practice field, wearing a helmet and throwing passes, while also wearing a large brace on his surgically repaired left knee.

In videos from practice, Burrow did not appear to have any trouble dropping back, planting his feet and stepping into his throws.

Now more than six months beyond his injury, Burrow still has rehab work to do, but there’s every indication that he’ll be on the field when the Bengals open the season against the Vikings on September 12.

11 responses to “Joe Burrow on the field, throwing at Bengals’ first OTA

  1. Yeeesh, may want to wait until week 2 to start him. I would be leery about throwing him to the wolves in week 1. That Minnesota defense is going to be hungry and eager to show last year was an aberration.

  2. The next time we see ANY NFL QB return to full form the season after a torn ACL will be the first time.

  3. Did they get him an Oline in FA/the draft? If they didn’t all that hard work he’s doing may quickly go to waste

  4. Yeah, Brady was never really the same after his ACL tear. He’s only managed 4 Super Bowl wins since…

    wryly says:
    The next time we see ANY NFL QB return to full form the season after a torn ACL will be the first time.

  5. The next time we see ANY NFL QB return to full form the season after a ACL injury will be the first time β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Like when Deshaun Watson had a 103.0 QB rating as a rookie before blowing out his ACL and then had a 103.0 rating the next season? #knowledgeovernagetivity

  6. The next time we see ANY NFL QB return to full form the season after a torn ACL will be the first time.
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    Tom Brady tears ACL in 2008. In 2009 Brady plays 16 games, throws 565 time with a 66% completion percentage and has a QB rating of 96.2.

  7. covidiots says:
    May 25, 2021 at 12:22 pm
    Did they get him an Oline in FA/the draft? If they didn’t all that hard work he’s doing may quickly go to waste
    ——————————–
    It’s a shame google doesn’t exist.
    They signed Riley Reiff to play RT (71+ rating in 2020 via PFF).
    They drafted Jackson Carmen in the 2nd to play RG.
    Jonah Williams is an above average LT as long as he stays healthy.
    There should be a decent competition at LG between Quinton Spain and Xavier Si’a Filo (maybe Michael Jordan, too).
    Center is still a weak spot with Trey Hopkins coming off an injury and Billy Price under-performing his draft slot.

    Fortunately, they dumped Jim Turner, so the line as a whole should be better just from that addition by subtraction.

  8. Love to see Bengal haters in the comments!!! Here we come!!! Who Dey!!

  9. You see Burrow in his press conferences, podcast interviews, weight room/training and OTA videos? That look much like a disgruntled employee to you? You think he’s made the Bengals take his great friend and fellow tiger Chase? Can we stop it about the o line? There are three first rounders and two second rounders on it. Or the never gonna recover or the they can’t protect him nonsense? You get hurt walking your doggie. This man, is already back on the field throwing at 6 months. He’s a competitor. My money is on Joe Burrow, rest of the internet sulk contingency can keep on moping.

  10. The next time we see ANY NFL QB return to full form the season after a torn ACL will be the first time.

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    Carson Palmer had one of his better seasons after his ACL tear, so Burrow won’t even be the first Bengals QB wearing #9 to have a solid comeback after a knee injury (let alone all the other examples people have noted)

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