Chase Young lights up Joe Burrow in goal line collision of top 2 draft picks
UPDATE: Joe Burrow suffered an apparent season-ending injury on another play. You can view that play here.
The big storyline in the Cincinnati-Washington game on Sunday was the meeting of the top two picks in the most recent NFL Draft, former LSU star Joe Burrow and former Ohio State star Chase Young.
They hit head on at the goal line where a big hit from Young caused the ball to pop out of Burrow’s hands. It ended a promising 11-play drive for the Bengals as Washington’s Ronald Darby secured the ball for a touchback, and began the next drive at the 20-yard line.
Burrow had a solid start to the game with a 16-for-21 passing start for 158 yards and a touchdown.
Considered a generational pass rusher, Young was given some thought by the Bengals before they ultimately went with Burrow.
“Any time you’re picking in the top five, you have a chance to really change the dynamic of your team with whoever you select,” coach Zac Taylor said, per the Associated Press. “We had the opportunity to pick No. 1 and we took Joe Burrow, and we’re very thankful that we did that.”
By late in the second quarter, Washington held a 7-6 lead in the game.
JOE BURROW MEET CHASE YOUNG 😯
#2 Draft pick DESTROYS the #1 Draft pick 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Z1bsvxcZqR
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) November 22, 2020
lol exhausted just reading this pic.twitter.com/MDV30I8H7Y
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 22, 2020