Joe Burrow is getting a ton of buzz as his Cincinnati Bengals get set to take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI. The second-year sensation has already established himself as a team leader. With his presence, the Bengals have improved from a two-win season just two years ago and are now one win away from calling themselves world champions.
The Bengals QB tore his ACL and MCL during his rookie season. Burrow recovered nicely but wasn’t quite the dynamo that he was during his college days at LSU. This season, things began to click.
Los Angeles’ team doctor Neal ElAttrache performed the surgery on Joe Burrow. Dr. ElAttache said you can see Joe improving as he gains more confidence in the now-healed leg, according to NFL.com. For a while, it was touch and go as he continued to recover from the procedure.
“The thing you saw towards November and December was what everybody had seen at LSU — that he could run. The kid could run and evade people and he was elusive. If you watch him on film and see where he was that first game, you notice he got better and better as the season went on. And his throwing was there, he was throwing the ball well, but he started to do more with difficult pass routes as the season went on. That indicates he’s very confident.”
Burrow said he’s seen the difference as well. Joe said the first and second halves of the season were like night and day. Now he is feeling confident and just thinking about how he can help his team win.
Joe Burrow’s stats tell the story, as he improved his completion percentage, passing yardage per game, and TD to interception ratio markedly since week ten. The steady progress now has Joe in the biggest game of the year. Burrow should have no problem with the knee, but he’ll have to contend with an incredibly stout Rams defensive front.
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