The Cincinnati Bengals watched star quarterback Joe Burrow leave with an injury late in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17 in a game in which they won a key victory but might have a much bigger concern with their starting quarterback hobbling off of the field.
While the Bengals have to be ecstatic to come away from their highly-anticipated matchup with the Chiefs with a gutsy 34-31 victory, one that gave them their first division title in more than five years in the AFC North, the Bengals are also going to be concerned in the hours and days to come about the status of their signal caller and whether or not Burrow might be forced to miss some time.
The Bengals will undoubtedly have their training staff take a closer look in the locker room after the game, so updates should be forthcoming from the team as they determine the extent of any injury. That said, the Bengals are going to be a much lesser opponent if Burrow is forced to miss time with Brandon Allen as the team’s primary backup.
Burrow was the team’s first-round pick in 2020 and was the top overall pick in the draft that season after an incredible championship run at LSU the year before. Burrow looked the part of a franchise quarterback last year for the Bengals, but unfortunately suffered an injury that kept him out of the final six games of the season.
For the game, Burrow completed 30 of 39 passes for 446 passing yards and 4 touchdowns without a single interception. Those totals brought him to 965 passing yards in the last two weeks alone and over 4,600 for the season. He also now has 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions on the year.