(CTN News) – The Bengals will start the post-Burrow era today as he undergoes wrist surgery. He is expected to recover for the 2024 season. Coach Taylor confirmed Burrow’s season is over, and the league is investigating if the Bengals should have reported his injury earlier.
Insiders who are knowledgeable about the team have revealed that the Bengals have submitted numerous hours of footage to the NFL, which demonstrates that Burrow was in good health before the game.
Those who have viewed the footage have reported that Burrow threw the ball in a typical manner during practice, without the use of a brace, and completed all of his usual repetitions.
Additionally, medical professionals have provided documentation indicating that Burrow’s injury was “acute,” as Taylor has previously stated. According to sources, the injury was not a result of gradual wear and tear.
According to sources, Burrow did not receive any treatment prior to practice and did not miss any time in his preparation for the game against the Ravens,
Based on the information provided by the Bengals.
The NFL is not commenting on its investigation. Burrow clarified that his compression sleeve was unrelated to any previous injury. Browning will start his first NFL game today against Pittsburgh. The Bengals coaching staff will stick to their original offensive strategy and play-calling. Browning has the full support of his coaches and the game plan is still available to him.
Last week, Taylor informed the press that Browning’s skill set allowed him to confidently call any play without having to simplify it for a new player entering the game.
This is a significant advantage. Despite being 27 years old, Browning lacks experience, having only played in two games throughout his career.
However, he managed to secure the backup position over Trevor Siemian during training camp, partly due to his pre-season efforts. Browning later began working with Jordan Palmer, Burrow’s QB mentor, after being stuck on the practice squads of the Vikings and Bengals since 2019.
Following his ACL surgery, Burrow’s velocity increased after working with Palmer and learning to be more efficient with his movements. Browning also benefited from working with Palmer, mimicking Burrow’s movements and learning to work efficiently in the pocket while also excelling off-platform.
This led to his impressive performance in this year’s training camp, earning him the backup job. Like Burrow, Browning remains composed in high-pressure situations, as evidenced by his performance in Week 11 against the Ravens. Palmer is optimistic about Browning’s future potential.