Joe Burrow had no idea preseason games were cancelled
Joe Burrow is entering his rookie season with the Cincinnati Bengals and due to COVID-19, he’s finally gotten a chance to tour the team’s facility. While he’s getting acclimated to his new team, Burrow was uncertain on whether or not the preseason was canceled.
During a Zoom call with the local media, Burrow answered a question about the preseason, per The Athletic’s Paul Dehner Jr.:
“I’m not sure — do we, I don’t think we do have preseason games. I’m not sure, to be honest. I’m going to show up and do exactly what everyone else tells me,” said Joe Burrow when asked about Bengals preseason preparation.
Over a week ago, the NFL and NFLPA came to an agreement to have zero preseason games in 2020. Despite the league’s agreement, Burrow is still unsure if the preseason is going to happen.
That could be at the fault of the NFL and NFLPA for their lack of communication with players. Or Burrow could simply be focused on getting on the field with his new teammates as soon as possible.
Nearly three months after being selected by the Bengals with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Burrow signed his rookie contract earlier this week. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner is set to receive $36 million over four years. Above all, the entire $36 million included in the deal is going to be guaranteed.
Similar to other rookies, Joe Burrow hasn’t been able to have many chances to do on-field work with his new team. Therefore, having a preseason would have been beneficial for the rookie passer. Even though his knowledge of the preseason being canceled is conflicted, he’ll finally get a chance to begin working with the Bengals in training camp.