Joe Burrow ‘on track’ to play in 2021 opener

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs past Los Angeles Chargers' Rayshawn Jenkins...
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs past Los Angeles Chargers' Rayshawn Jenkins (23) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)(Bryan Woolston | AP)
Updated: Jan. 7, 2021 at 4:02 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Joe Burrow spoke for the first time since his season-ending injury in November and sounded confident that he will be ready by the opener of the 2021 season.

“Rehab has gone really well,” Burrow said in an interview with Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports 1. “I’m past the worst part. I’m starting to feel like a normal human again. Things are on track to start the season the way I need to, practice a little bit in fall camp and get ready to go.”

Burrow had surgery in Los Angeles in early December after tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee. Burrow is still living in LA and rehabbing.

When Cowherd pressed Burrow to see if he believes he would be ready to start the 2021 season, Burrow laughed and said, “I think I’ll be ready. I think it’ll be just fine.”

In less than ten full games in his rookie season, Burrow had 2,688 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also had three rushing touchdowns.

The Bengals finished 4-11-1, winning two of their final six games without Burrow under center. Burrow publicly praised the Bengals’ decision to bring back head coach Zac Taylor for a third season and spoke highly of his connection with Taylor from day one.

“It was immediate,” Burrow said. “I think Zac is going to be a great coach for a long time. He’s the leader of what we’re trying to do and he’s awesome.”

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