Continuous rumors about how impressive Joe Burrow has been to the Cincinnati Bengals continue to grow.
Burrow, the first choice, made it clear during the pre-draft process that his focus was on being the best rookie player he could be.
That is clearly shown in the fully virtual offseason with coaches and the team. Let offensive coordinator Brian Callahan say it, the coaches have had to ask Burrow to slow down because he’s way ahead of the groups.
Here’s Callahan, courtesy of Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic:
“Sometimes he would say things from the beginning and I would say, we are not talking about it right now, let’s see what we need to get through here and then we can visit him again later.” We will probably answer that question you have in a day or two days or three days because we have not arrived yet. I know you are, but we are not.
While part of this is simply Bengals coaches trying to bring some of these gatherings to a rookie pace, another is just Burrow – coaches and scouts across the country were often excited about the mental aspect of their game.
Help Callahan and company make sure to implement some of Burrow LSU’s favorite plays on offense. But an early command of pre-shooting responsibilities that exceeds even what the coaches have planned is a good sign that you will be ready when training camp opens.