Ed Orgeron reached out to Joe Burrow, says injury was 'tough to watch'
Joe Burrow was not only one of the best players in LSU history, but he solidified himself among college football’s all-time greats with his incredible 2019 season. To no surprise, the quarterback was having a strong rookie NFL season for the Cincinnati Bengals, until it came to an end Sunday.
During Cincinnati’s loss at Washington, Burrow went down with a left knee injury, which was later reported to be a torn ACL. Burrow tweeted before the game had even ended that he’ll be back next year.
Meanwhile, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron saw it unfold from afar, and on Monday, he was asked about his former quarterback’s injury during his weekly press conference.
“It was tough to watch. We felt bad for him,” Orgeron told the media. “Joe’s a competitor. I texted him today. I know he’s going to be back. I know his attitude. I thought he was having a Rookie of the Year season. We are very proud of him.”
Burrow won the Heisman Trophy last season, leading the Tigers to a 15-0 season and the national championship. He passed for 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns and six interceptions.
After getting selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Burrow had passed for 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions through his first 10 games with the Bengals.
If Orgeron is correct, then Burrow should pick back up and keep posting impressive numbers once he’s recovered.