Bengals’ Zac Taylor reveals how Joe Burrow handled virtual offseason program
Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor has been ultra impressed with the way Joe Burrow has handled himself during the virtual offseason training.
Taylor still hasn’t gotten the No. 1 overall pick on the field in person yet, but he knows once training camp comes around, he is going to take the first snap:
“Absolutely,” Taylor said via Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated. “Yes.”
Taylor said there is still going to be a competition in camp for the starting quarterback, but with all the lost training this offseason, he knows he is going to need to name a starter sooner rather than later. Breer believes that Taylor could come out during the first day of training camp and call Burrow the starter.
Burrow came in right away and quickly tried to become a leader on the team, something that has impressed the Bengals coaching staff:
“He’s been great,” Taylor said. “As advertised is the best way to put it. You can tell he spends a lot of time on his own being prepared with questions and he’s doing a great job taking ownership, which is important for a quarterback to do, and he’s doing everything he can to own this offense. Been really impressed with him, but not surprised.”
Even though Burrow has done everything in his power to get ready for the season, it has to be an extra challenge for the rookies who haven’t been able to be in the team facilities.
The lack of training time could make for even more growing pains once the season starts.