NFL American Football Bengals
True to form, Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow didn't take long to let NFL fans know he will return from a torn ACL suffered during Sunday's game against Washington.
Burrow was one step ahead of the social media reaction to his injury.
Thanks for all the love. Can't get rid of me that easy. See ya next year✊
— Joey Burrow (@JoeyB) November 22, 2020
The No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft showed promise this season that goes beyond the stat sheet. Burrow displayed all the intangibles — the toughness, swagger and leadership — that made him a Heisman Trophy winner and national champion at LSU. Despite a 2-7-1 record, the Bengals have a franchise quarterback to build around.
It's now on the team to do the building.
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The Bengals have been down this path before with a No. 1 pick. In 2005, Carson Palmer led the NFL with 32 touchdown passes. Cincinnati finished 11-5 in his second season as a starter. Then the tenor of his career changed when the Steelers' Kimo Von Oelhoffen barreled into his knee during an AFC wild-card game on Jan. 8, 2006.
Palmer suffered two torn knee ligaments and a dislocated kneecap. He played five more seasons with the Bengals but had a 2[......]