Joe Burrow added to long list of 2020 NFL Injuries


Al Drago

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Ryan Kelsey, Staff Writer

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, is yet another name added to the long list of injuries to have occurred throughout the 2020 National Football League season. The list of injuries includes 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Saquon Barkley, 2019 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Nick Bosa, and Super Bowl 50 MVP, Von Miller.

Burrow, the first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, was carted off the field after sustaining a left leg injury during the Bengals week 11 matchup against the Washington Football Team.

Burrow injured his leg in the third quarter after he was hit by two Washington Football Team defenders: Montez Sweat and Jonathan Allen. Sweat, a defensive end, hit Burrow up high while Allen, a defensive lineman hit Burrow low causing his body to bend into two different directions. According to NFL insider, Ian Rapoport, the injury is believed to have been a torn ACL.

Despite the fact that Burrow only led the Bengals to just two wins this season, he ranked 9th in passing yards with 2,688, while throwing 13 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner from LSU was also on pace to become the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to

throw for 300 yards in six of his first 10 games, along with potentially breaking Andrew Luck’s record of most passing yards by a rookie which was set back in 2012.

Although Burrow won’t have the chance to break Luck’s rookie passing record, there is reason to believe that Burrow could eventually be the guy to lead the Bengals back to the playoffs, and help the team get their first playoff win since 1991 when he returns next season.