Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has certainly gotten off to a fast start in his NFL career, making the Super Bowl in just his second season. However, just as noteworthy is the fact that the Bengals lackluster offensive line has now caused two knee injuries to the former LSU star, one that was season-ending and another minor ailment that occurred during the Super Bowl 56 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. That is obviously not sustainable. However, this former NFL executive painted a scary picture when he invoked former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in a warning to the Bengals on Burrow.
Hall-Of-Fame executive Bill Polian hopes Joe Burrow doesn’t turn into the next Andrew Luck.
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Former Colts GM Bill Polian, who was a front office executive for the franchise from 1998 to 2011, said that he “hopes Joe Burrow doesn't turn into Andrew Luck” in a warning to the Bengals. Luck, of course, is the former Colts quarterback who retired at the age of 29 citing health concerns, which were made far worse by the state of Indy's poor offensive line.
The Bengals are certainly in a similar position, as they have a young franchise signal-caller with tremendous potential but an offensive line that can't seem to protect him. The former Colts GM then said that he knows that Cincinnati is aware of how important the offensive line is to not only Burrow's health but the future of their franchise.
After Polian's Andrew Luck warning, the Bengals might be even more focused on improving their offensive line for the sake of Joe Burrow.