Though it came with an optimistic tone, Cincinnati Bengals' quarterback Joe Burrow's tweet after he had to be carted off the field in a loss to the Washington Football Team suggests his impressive rookie season is done:
We don't yet know what injury Burrow believes he sustained, but the 2020 No. 1 overall pick suffered what appeared to be a brutal left knee injury in the third quarter of Sunday's tilt:
Depending on what injury Burrow may have suffered, it could not only end the 23-year-old's rookie season, but affect his availability for the early weeks of the 2021 season.
If Burrow's rookie season is indeed finished, the former LSU Tiger has quite a bit to build on moving forward. His presence alone seemed to bring a culture change to an organization that desperately needed it, and on top of intangibles, he tossed 13 touchdowns to just five interceptions.
Burrow had been seen as the favorite for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, but if he's out for the season, it sets up an interesting battle between Los Angeles Chargers' quarterback Justin Herbert and Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver Justin Jefferson for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.