CINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow continues to rehab his left knee after suffering a torn ACL and MCL in November. The 24-year-old is making good progress nearly five months into the recovery process.
Burrow gave an update on his status during an appearance on the Cris Collinsworth podcast. He's throwing from a drop and doing some play-action throws to members of the Bengals equipment staff.
"I'm very optimistic about where I'm at and also where the team is at," Burrow told Collinsworth. "Rehab is going very, very well and lifting is going very, very well. I'm in great shape. Legs feel good, knee feels good. There's still a long way to go, but I'm expecting to be there on the first snap of 2021 ... I'm expecting to play game one. I expect to take part in practice. I'm feeling really good. I'm ahead of schedule."
Burrow also said he's running again, which is another step in the right direction.
The Bengals are banking on their young star to lead them for the next decade. He showed plenty of promise as a rookie. Burrow can't wait to build on it in year two.
"In the NFL you see some crazy defenses you've never seen before, defenses teams shouldn't be able to play but they play them. I was getting comfortable with my checks in those situations," Burrow said. "Numbers advantage. Rotation. Checking back-side routes. Checking three-man concepts to the field. We were starting to roll. I got hurt in the Washington game and we were playing the No. 1 pass defense in the league and we had 200 yards at halftime throwing."
Watch Burrow's entire conversation with Collinsworth below.
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