Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a wrist injury in the team’s Week 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens. The injury that he sustained ended up being quite severe, as it required season-ending surgery.
It was yet another blow in what has been a pretty underwhelming season for the Bengals. After making the AFC Championship Game for two straight years, they have their work cut out for them just to qualify for the playoffs this season.
At 5-6, the Bengals will now be turning their offense over to Jake Browning, who took his first meaningful snaps of his NFL career in Week 11 against the Ravens. The team is confident that he can get the job done, as the offense won’t be adjusted at all for him; he will be running the same stuff that Burrow has been.
Not being on the field is certainly a bummer for Burrow, who signed the biggest contract extension in NFL history this offseason. Living up to that on the field will certainly be a challenge, but he is certainly still making the most of things off the field.
According to Cincinnati.com, The Joe Burrow Foundation had a huge holiday week. It awarded $1.3 million in grants to organizations across Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Louisiana, as he is getting the job done off the field still.
“All of these organizations are doing important work serving our foundation’s mission of childhood mental health and food insecurity, and we are proud to partner with each of them. With these partnerships, we look forward to making a continued impact in Ohio and Louisiana.” said Burrow’s mother, Robin, in a release. (H/T AtoZ Sports)
The foundation was launched by Burrow in October of 2022 and has already accomplished great things. The 24 organizations that received the grants this time around are going their part to overcome food insecurity and childhood mental health issues.
While Burrow cannot help the Bengals win on the field, it is awesome to see him help others off the field try and overcome their personal battles.