Don’t expect a little thing like a possible torn ACL to hold Joe Burrow down for long.
“Thanks for all the love,” Burrow tweeted. “Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year.”
Burrow suffered the season-ending injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Washington Football Team, and his twitter account blew up with best wishes from friends and fans alike.
Prayers up for Joe Burrow— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) November 22, 2020
Prior to the injury, Burrow was well on his way to breaking Andrew Luck’s rookie passing record of 4,374 yards. He ended his season after having completed 264 of 404 passes (65.3 percent) for 2,688 yards, with 13 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
But it is probably Burrow’s leadership skills that will be missed more than anything else.
“He handled everything like a professional from day one.” Bengals’ head coach Zac Taylor said after the game. “To be voted a captain just speaks to everything you need to know about the guy. The players have responded to him, the coaches have responded to him, the city has responded to him. He energizes this team.”
In addition to the outpouring of support via Twitter, donations have continued to pour in to the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund, which supports his hometown Athens County Food Pantry. Burrow created the fund in July as a means of providing additional support during the pandemic.
Anyone wishing to donate to the fund can do so via this link.
You love to see it. Fans are donating to The Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund to honor the rookie QB following his devastating injury today. Many leaving wishes to get well soon. @WLWThttps://t.co/2IGZDigoh9— Mollie Lair (@mlairwlwt) November 22, 2020
Over 1,100 supporters now. Incredible. https://t.co/YaiAURNx02— BengalsCaptain (@BengalsCaptain) November 23, 2020