The Cincinnati Bengals have not been known to be fast starters over the last two seasons.
In 2021, they finished the regular season with a 10-7 record while getting off to a slow start.
Last year, they were 4-4 before going on an eight-game winning streak.
But despite the slow starts, they’ve peaked during the playoffs.
They’ve been to two AFC Championship games, winning one to reach Super Bowl LVI.
An analyst recently shared his concern about quarterback Joe Burrow.
In his recent appearance on Bally Sports’ “The Rally,” Devin Gardner suggested that it would be better for Burrow to sit out some games because he’s not 100 percent healthy.
"Joe Burrow isn't healthy right now… Either he's going to have to sit out and get healthy or he's going to continue to play and he's going to look the way we saw him."@devingardnerXCI explains why he is concerned about the Bengals.@Russ_Dorsey1 | @BrookeFletcher pic.twitter.com/W7JmL5zeoc
— The Rally (@TheRally) September 12, 2023
Burrow suffered a calf injury during one of the team’s practices in July.
The injury put him out of action for the preseason, but he returned for their match against the Browns in Week 1.
However, he played poorly in the opener, having only 82 passing yards on 14 completions.
Worst yet, his 45.1 completion percentage was below his career average of 67.8.
Jake Browning checked in to finish the game as the Browns had a commanding lead in the 4th quarter.
There’s no reason for Bengals fans to panic because it was only the first week of the season.
But Gardner might be on to something regarding Burrow’s health.
There’s nothing wrong with taking a few steps back if it will exponentially propel them moving forward.NEXT: Analyst Has Strong Message For Tee Higgins