'See Ya Next Year': Bengals' Joe Burrow Out for Season with Torn ACL, MCL
Joe Burrow's stellar rookie season came to a crushing end Sunday against the Washington Football Team.
On third-and-2 in the third quarter, Burrow took a devastating hit to his left knee that resulted in a torn ACL, MCL and other structural damage.
MRI revealed more damage than anticipated: Bengals’ QB Joe Burrow tore his ACL, MCL, and suffered other structural issues in his knee as well, per @Ben_Baby and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 23, 2020
After being carted off, the first overall pick effectively ruled himself out by tweeting that he'll "see ya next year."
Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year✊— Joey Burrow (@JoeyB) November 22, 2020
Before taking the blow, Burrow completed 22-of-34 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown. He was also one of the favorites for the NFL Rookie of the Year.
In just 10 games, Burrow showed poise and accuracy that proved why he was the top selection out of LSU in the 2020 NFL Draft. Burrow finishes his rookie campaign with nearly 2,700 yards passing, 13 touchdown passes and five interceptions.
But the Bengals dangerously trotted out one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL and it backfired all season as Burrow took multiple bone-crushing hits throughout the season.
Second-year quarterback Ryan Finley will finish out the season under center for Cincinnati.
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