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The really bad news got even worse for rookie quarterback Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday.
Everyone was already aware that Burrow suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s loss to Washington.
But according to an ESPN report, an MRI revealed it’s more than that.
“Burrow tore his ACL, MCL, and suffered other structural issues in his knee as well,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.
It’s hard to know if the No. 1 overall draft pick will ever be the same. Despite the fact the Bengals weren’t winning much, Burrow looked like a sure-fire future star.
Now, that future is in doubt, and former NFL coach Rex Ryan said the Bengals are to blame.
“I think it was reckless in the way that they handled him,” Ryan said on ESPN. “I know the coach (Zac Taylor) is remorseful about it now, but we saw it coming the whole season.”
“I go back to how they’ve handled him,” he said. “He’s had more drop-back passes than any quarterback in the league. That’s how you’re going to handle a rookie quarterback with a horrible offensive line and a bad football team? That’s not what you do with this kid.”
Unfortunately, that appears to be a lesson the Bengals learned much too late.
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the Redskins curse will continue until they get their name back. (and Chad Dukes gets his radio shoe back)
sorry bengals fan.
My worst fears. This is devastating. And yes, I agree with Rex that Zac and Bengals management are to blame.
As a Steelers fan I have no love for the Bengals, but I liked watching Burrow play. Hope he can get healthy and make a comeback. He’s still very young and hopefully can fully recover.
I hope he’s back in time for the 2021 season but I keep seeing mixed reports on recovery time. Another setback for a franchise that can never catch a break. Their first-round pick in 2019 (Jonah Williams) didn’t play a down in 2019 due to injury.
What a shame
I agree with Rex.
Same here. It’s the truth. Period. Let’s just say Pat Mahomes and Deshawn Watson better be grateful they didn’t get drafted higher by some garbage team or they’d be limping around now too. It’s a shame for football.
Rex Ryan is lecturing someone on how to properly develop a rookie QB? Okay, Butt Fumble.
Wish Burrow the best. But Rex acts like there isn’t a mountain of video evidence showing he has zero clue on how to handle ANY QB, let alone a rookie
Rex? Rex Ryan? Like asking Hiden Biden what he thinks of Trump
But if he didn’t play they would criticize them
That is sad. I hope he can recover well and quickly. Rex Ryan is so tiring. A total moron and bad coach who wouldn’t have done anything in life without daddy. Can we ignore him please?
Stupid take by Rex. Nothing new.
Is there a dumber former NFL coach than Rex Ryan? Methinks not.
COMPLETELY AGREE with Rex Ryan. This is why the Bengals have stunk so long. They don’t get basic things like how to take care of the best QB you’ve drafted in…EVER. They may have literally ended one of the greatest QB prospects in recent history’s career in 8.5 games by the way they threw him to the dogs like some 3rd string QB.
everybody warned him about joining that org – he could have demanded his way out. No one should agree to play for a team that its run like this one. They are a joke. They just ruined a potential HOF QB’s career.