Bengals G Michael Jordan ‘took it really personal’ on play that injured Joe Burrow

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The hype surrounding former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow last season was warranted.

And when Burrow was on the field, the hype surrounding the first overall draft pick became a reality as he proved that he has what it takes to be a franchise quarterback.

Joe Burrow had his rookie season end in a way that no football player, nor rookie, wants their season to end – with a season-ending injury.

Cincinnati Bengals offensive guard Michael Jordan experienced something that no offensive lineman in the football wants to experience – he got beat by Washington’s Jonathan Allen, and that exact play resulted in Burrow injuring his left knee resulting in Burrow’s season ending.

Horrific for Burrow, and his teammates felt the pain.

The season was over for the No. 1 overall pick.

“I took it really personal,” Jordan told The Athletic’s Paul Dehner Jr.

“It took me about a week to get out of my own head.”

Jordan and Burrow have known each other since 2016, when Jordan joined Ohio State, where the Burrow was a backup at the time.

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“First thing I did was I apologized to Joe,” Jordan told Dehner.

“I told him he was not going to hear any more words from me. Just actions. I can tell him I’m going to do better. He doesn’t want to hear that. He wants to see it. I’ll prove what I’m saying and my convictions this upcoming season. Not a whole lot of talking; I’m just going to show it.”

Burrow has clearly earned the respect of his teammates, in a big way.

Year two in Cincinnati will look a lot different.