As if there was any doubt, you can expect Joe Burrow to be back on the field when the Bengals open the 2021 season.

The Heisman Trophy winner from LSU was well on his way to living up to all the hype that comes with being the No. 1 overall pick in the draft during his rookie season before he was lost for the season due to a knee injury.

Back in mid-December, Burrow tore his left ACL and MCL and suffered partial tears to his PCL and meniscus while playing against Washington.

In his first 10 NFL games, Burrow completed 65.3 percent of his passes for 2,688 yards with 13 touchdowns to just five interceptions and another three touchdowns on the ground.

During a recent appearance on the Pro Football Focus podcast, Burrow shared the latest update on his recovery from his season-ending injury suffered last fall.

“I’m lifting normally, squats, all that, running. And the last about week and a half, last week, I had my first real throwing session,” Burrow shared in the clip below. “So I’m dropping (back in the pocket), doing play-action, all that. Still can’t roll out and throw yet but, you know, I’m taking drops. We don’t have any receivers here yet so I’m going to equipment managers for rehab, but you know it’s feeling really good right now.”

Sounds like Burrow is well on his way to making a comeback.