Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, who was the first pick in the 2020 NFL draft, will miss the last six games of the season.
Burrow was hit in the right knee while making a throw in the third quarter in the 20-9 loss against the Washington Football Team.
The Bengals have confirmed that Burrow has a torn ACL and will need to have surgery.
The no. 1 pick was playing very well in his rookie season, despite the many deficiencies his team has. Many believed that Burrow was the leader in the Rookie of the Year race heading into Week 11.
Protecting their young franchise quarterback needs to be a priority for the Bengals and they must focus on upgrading their offensive line in the coming offseason through the draft and free agency.
In the first nine games of the season, Burrow was hit 72 times.
Despite being constantly under pressure, Burrow has been able to show his potential and make it clear why he was the first player taken in the draft.
In the first nine games of his career, Burrow threw for more than 300 yards in five games, which is the second-most in NFL history by a rookie.