Joe Burrow isn’t ready to resume practicing at training camp just yet but he is still out there on the field having a good time.
On Monday, the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback made his first public appearance since appendix surgery by rolling up on a scooter.
He then transferred to a golf cart and whipped it out to the sidelines to take in practice.
Burrow underwent successful surgery to remove his appendix last week. He is expected to miss some practice time as he recovers.
Head coach Zac Taylor said Burrow’s time away from the team will serve as a good opportunity for other quarterbacks to step in and get some practice.
“You’ve got to look at the bright side of things. It’s a good chance to really get a chance to see them, evaluate (backups Brandon Allen, Jake Browning and Drew Plitt), let them work with some other guys,” Taylor said. “And then we go from there. And when Joe comes back, obviously, he jumps into those reps. But those guys have to maximize those opportunities they’re going to get.”
Burrow is coming off a stellar sophomore season where he led the NFL in completion percentage (70.4%) and yards per attempt (8.9). Of course, he also helped Cincinnati to its first AFC North title since 2015 and its first Super Bowl appearance since the 1988 season.