What an unforgettable season this has been for Joe Burrow. Whenever the Cincinnati Bengals needed him, he was there to drag his team out of trouble. Even under extreme pressure, the team from Cincinnati was able to win games after games and a lot of credit for it has to go to mighty Joe.
However, Burrow had a rather shaky start to the season after he ended up tearing his ACL and MCL during his rookie season. Moreover, damage to his PCL was also reported. After a speedy recovery, Burrow returned to the field during Week 1 and the Bengals were delighted to have him back.
“I’m starting to finally feel like myself”: Joe Burrow
However, injuries of this sort take a lot out of athletes. Talking about how Joe gradually improved and eventually ended up churning out incredible numbers, Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, who performed the operation on Burrow recently said, “The thing you saw towards November and December was what everybody had seen at LSU, that he could run.”
“The kid could run and evade people and he was elusive. If you watch him on film and see where he was that first game, you notice he got better and better as the season went on. And his throwing was there, he was throwing the ball well, but he started to do more with difficult pass routes as the season went on. That indicates he’s very confident,” the Dr added as reported by NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.
Recently, Burrow also talked about his recovery and stated that he is finally starting to feel a lot better. “It’s night and day from the first half of the season,” Burrow said. “I’m starting to finally feel like myself and able to pull out of some of those tackles when defensive players have me wrapped up in the pocket, and I’m starting to be able to get out of those situations and make some plays.“
Without a doubt, Burrow is a force to reckon with in the world of the NFL and he has constantly proven that he has the ability to become the very best in the business.