Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, went down with a left knee injury during Sunday’s game at Washington. Early in the third quarter, Burrow initiated a pass play that resulted in a hit that didn’t end well. The young quarterback went down clutching his left leg. He was eventually carted off the field.
It’s not a scene the Bengals want to see involving their franchise quarterbacks. Apparently, players across the league felt the same. They immediately showed their support for Burrow across social media.
Burrow later hinted at a season ending injury with a tweet announcing he will be back next year. It has now been confirmed that he has a torn ACL.
Burrow was moving the ball efficiently against Washington prior to his injury. He completed 22-of-34 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown in just the first half. Following his injury, it was clear Cincinnati was depleted. They were unable to move their offense and Washington scored 13 unanswered points to secure a 20-9 victory.