Joe Burrow doesn’t look like a rookie, according to Bengals coach
It looks like rookie sensation Joe Burrow is already settling down to be ready to play for his hometown Cincinnati Bengals.
“We always go at the speed of the quarterback. And so everything we do is geared around how much he can handle, the volume he can handle, and the speed at which we can put it on him. So far I would say that he has not proven that he needs any more time to study and learn than anybody else that I’ve been around. So we kind of throw it all at him.”
In that context, Burrow has been as impressive as it gets for a rookie. Callahan reiterated the Bengals’ QB’s preparedness, saying:
“We haven’t pulled back one bit, and he’s handled everything we’ve thrown at him. So it’s been really encouraging and exciting in that regard.”
Burrow is coming into Cincinnati with huge expectations immediately set upon drafting him. He is being tasked to lead the turnaround for the Bengals franchise that saw little success in recent years. In fact, the team only finished with a cellar-dwelling 2-14 record in the AFC North division.
Luckily for the former LSU Tiger, he will still have an already-healthy wide receiver in A.J. Green coupled with the dynamic running back Joe Mixon at his disposal.
With Burrow at the helm, the Bengals are dreaming big to return to the postseason for the first time since 2015.