Joe Burrow and the Bengals injury misfortune could pave the way for the Jaguars

• Joe Burrow suffered a non-contact injury in training camp

• If he misses significant time, the Jaguars could move up the AFC

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp
Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp / Dylan Buell/GettyImages

The Cincinnati Bengals training camp and season have just been thrown into a catastrophic disaster. On a routine non-contact bootleg drill, quarterback Joe Burrow went down with a devastating leg injury. Not long after, head coach Zach Taylor confirmed it was a calf injury.

Even though Burrow didn't yell or anything, it surely was painful by watching the video. If he misses significant time, it could have a devastating effect on the AFC. The Ravens would overtake the Bengals as the favorite in the AFC North.

The Bengals open the season against the division foe Clevland Browns, then Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Both would be challenging games to win without Burrow.

How could the injury to Joe Burrow impact the Jaguars in 2023?

The Jaguars don't face Burrow and the Bengals till December 4th. Barring any surgery requirements, it's hard to think he won't be able to return for that game. The Bengals are favored to win the game at Jacksonville, but if Burrow cannot play, it would be a game that swings the Jaguars' way.

It is a pivotal Week 13 showdown between two teams that will probably meet in the playoffs. That could be the game that moves the Jaguars into a favorable playoff seeding, home field, and possibly a first-round bye week.

Joe Burrow's journey with the Bengals has been one of resilience, determination, and success. Despite the setbacks, he has continued to excel and lead his team to new heights. As the 2023 season approaches, Burrow and the Bengals have their sights set on the ultimate prize: a Super Bowl championship. However, their chances of getting there will decrease considerably without their franchise quarterback.

In his rookie season, Burrow faced a significant setback when he tore his ACL. Many feared that this injury would hinder his development and affect his future performance. Nevertheless, Burrow proved to be resilient and determined. He underwent rehabilitation and worked tirelessly to come back stronger in his sophomore year.

Despite the challenges, Joe Burrow led the Bengals to their first playoff win in 31 years in his second season. The team's success was a testament to Burrow's leadership and ability to elevate those around him.

With the predicted career-highs in yardage and touchdowns, improved ball security, and the potential for an MVP season, Joe Burrow was poised to solidify his status as one of the league's premier quarterbacks.

Fans and analysts alike will eagerly watch Burrow take the field, ready to witness the next chapter in his remarkable career, hoping this injury isn't nit a season-ender. But if it is, it could pave the way for the Jaguars to take over the AFC.

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