Early in coaching camp the Cincinnati Bengals have been dealt a tricky blow with beginning signal-caller Joe Burrow struggling a calf damage. He missed most of camp and the complete preseason.
Burrow returned to the apply discipline on Aug. 30, and was in a position to take the sphere for Week 1. His efficiency within the Bengals’ 2023 season opener in opposition to the Cleveland Browns was as nasty because the climate. Burrow accomplished lower than 50 % of his passes for 82 yards in a 24-3 loss. He was higher in a Week 2, 27-24, loss to the Baltimore Ravens, however would endure a setback to his well being.
The NFL’s highest paid participant reinjured his calf late within the recreation on Sunday, telling reporters afterward that he felt the tweak through the Bengals’ closing landing drive to scale back the deficit to 3 factors.
“We’re gonna have to attend and see, I’m unsure the way it’s gonna really feel within the subsequent couple days,” Burrow stated to the media. “It’s fairly sore proper now. No telling the way it’s gonna really feel, so we’re simply gonna need to take it daily.”
Burrow tried his greatest to be optimistic, however an 0-2 begin to the season accompanied by his coaching camp damage flaring up is a combo that landed flush and has the Bengals wobbly. This staff entered the season with a Tremendous Bowl window that’s quickly closing.
With Burrow signing that huge contract, the deep Bengals’ roster received’t look the identical starting subsequent season. The highway again to the AFC Championship Sport was going to be onerous sufficient because the Bengals play in probably the most aggressive division within the convention.
Their schedule eases up a bit the subsequent few weeks, however not sufficient to beat Burrow in avenue garments. The Bengals host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3 and face the Tennessee Titans in Nashville Week 4. An 0-2 begin is way from insurmountable. An 0-4 begin with a gimpy quarterback, nonetheless, may put the Bengals too far behind in standings to make the playoffs.