Joe Burrow has had three head coaches since 2017, when he was still an Ohio State Buckeye. That number will stay the same throughout the 2021 NFL season.
The Bengals announced that head coach Zac Taylor was retained for a third season on Monday. Taylor got to coach Burrow for just 11 games before the rookie quarterback suffered an ACL and MCL tear in his left knee, yet Taylor managed to win as many games this season with Burrow as he did without him.
Following the news of Taylor’s retention, Burrow, who is in California rehabbing his injured knee, shared his support of the Bengals organization and Taylor on Twitter.
“Couldn’t be more excited about the future of our organization,” Burrow tweeted. “We have a great foundation and great people at the top. Look forward to giving the fans what they deserve. Also hopefully that’s the last time I ever have to watch a game on tv.”
It’s no secret that Taylor’s job security is connected to Burrow. The two have essentially been working together since last March when they were communicating during the pre-draft process and it is said that they have a share a great relationship and communication with one another.
Being a former quarterback and quarterbacks coach, Taylor will also be tied to how successful Burrow was as a rookie, regardless of how pre-ready Burrow was as a quarterback.
Many of Burrow’s teammates have expressed support for their 37-year old head coach, so it’s not just the quarterback speaking for everyone. But with Burrow’s support, Taylor has another chance to prove he’s the guy in Cincinnati.
Couldn’t be more excited about the future of our organization. We have a great foundation and great people at the top. Look forward to giving the fans what they deserve. Also hopefully that’s the last time I ever have to watch a game on tv— Joey Burrow (@JoeyB) January 4, 2021