The NFL regular season is right around the corner, and the Cincinnati Bengals are looking to have a big season with Joe Burrow now back from his season-ending injury in 2020.
In the early stages of training camp, the second-year quarterback was struggling. However, he has quickly started to look more like the Burrow we expect to see.
On Monday, Burrow completed 11 of his 15 passes in team drills while hitting rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase for three touchdowns. Despite coming off a serious knee injury, Burrow also didn’t hesitate to escape the pocket and pick up a first down with his legs as he did that on two separate occasions. He did just that on Tuesday when he hit C.J. Uzomah down the field for the offense’s first deep completion of training camp.
Monday and Tuesday’s practices are the just latest examples of Burrow getting back to his normal self. The young quarterback has Burrow has been looking outstanding over the past 10 days, and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo has taken notice.
This week, Anarumo talked about how impressive the offense has been.
“You can see Joe really settling in, and the ball is zinging out of his hand,” Anarumo told reporters via James Rapien of All Bengals. “Tee went up yesterday to go get a ball in practice and Ja’Marr (Chase’s) double move, you can see Joe’s running with the ball. Our running game...I think we’re an overall more physical team, in my opinion, across the board. So, I can just see their level of confidence kicking up.”
When camp kicked off, the defense was taking it to the Bengals’ offense. Now that the offense has caught up, it will do nothing but make the Bengals better heading into the new season.
The Bengals kick off the regular season on September 12th against the Minnesota Vikings at 1:00 pm ET.