“Not Going to Sit Out” – Former NFL Man Dismisses the Idea of Joe Burrow Skipping 2021 NFL Season

November 25, 2020 5:22 am

After a record-breaking season with LSU in 2019, Joe Burrow was the obvious NFL first-draft pick in 2020. Where was he headed to? Zac Taylor’s Cincinnati Bengals. The NFL golden boy was deservedly named as the Bengals starter heading into the season. However, fast-forward to November 2020 and a lot has changed for the starry-eyed boy from Iowa.

Joe Burrow hit the ground on Sunday while playing the Washington Football Team. The Heisman Trophy winner had to be carted off the field after taking a nasty hit to his left leg. Scans later revealed that Burrow suffered ACL, MCL injuries in addition to further damage to his left knee.

Immediate reports suggest that Burrow is facing a 12-month spell on the sidelines. But what does that mean for the future of the young quarterback in the league?

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AJ Hawk reckons Bengals rookie Joe Burrow will make a swift return in 2021

Indianapolis Colts kicker, Pat McAfee, has built up quite a reputation with his popular Youtube show. McAfee spoke about a recent theory gaining trajectory on social media in a recent episode of The Pat McAfee Show.

Many critics are claiming that Burrow should just sit out the entire 2021 season since he might only return in Week 10 or Week 11. But given his drive and passion towards the game, former NFL linebacker AJ Hawk reckons he might not be able to resist the urge to dive back into the game.

Nov 22, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes the ball under pressure from Washington Football Team defensive tackle Jonathan Allen (93) in the third quarter at FedExField. Burrow injured his left knee on the play and was carted off the field Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“Yeah, I don’t think Joe burrow is going to, I don’t think that’s gonna be his plan moving forward…Look at Joe Burrow, look at who he is. The dude is an ultimate competitor. He wants to win. It’s killing him already. He’s got a long road ahead but he’s not going to sit down any longer than he has to,” Hawk said on the show.

Prior to his injury, Burrow was in contention along with Justin Herbert for the NFL Rookie of the Year award. In 10 games, Burrow threw for 2,600+ yards with 13 touchdowns. He has thrown five interceptions in his debut season.

Bengals fans will be sweating on the fitness of their young starlet. But one thing that separates Burrow from the other rookies, is his passion. His story is not over yet.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche. He has previously written for Sportscafe and Republic World. In addition to that, Daniel has completed his first level in Spanish linguistic training with Hispanic Horizons. With respect to the NFL, Daniel is a keen admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, while also closely following the career trajectory of the effervescent Tom Brady. The Mass Media graduate backs Patrick Mahomes to go on and make his mark as the ‘greatest to ever do it’ in the National Football League.

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