The Bengals and Carlos Dunlap had among the worst breaks up a gamer and group could have. The majority of it was totally public as well, which never looks excellent for a team that has actually struggled to take that next step.

Regardless of Dunlap publicly calling out coaches and forcing his escape of Cincinnati for a shot to actually compete for something in 2020, the former-Bengal had nothing however great things to say about the team’s first total pick last season.

” I think Joe Burrow is definitely going to be the future of the NFL. He has a lot of capacity,” Dunlap told Zach Gelb on CBS Sports Radio. “He has a lot of heart. He cares. He’s very enthusiastic about what he does and about improving at what he does. It’s clear what the Bengals organization saw, and I believe the world got to see in him in the video games he was able to play in. It simply draws that he got harmed the way he did and now he’s got to deal with the rehab process. However I think he has ample psychological strength to make it through that. I can’t wait to see him return.”

Prior to last season, Dunlap’s viewpoint was held really high amongst the group and fans. It is regrettable that it developed into a messy divorce, but he did het to see up close just how right the Bengals were to prepare Burrow to turn their franchise around.

Burrow was well on his method to being in the competition for Rookie of the Year with 2,688 passing yards, 13 goals and only five interceptions while finishing simply above 63 percent of his passes in a little under 10 video games. More notably, he had the Bengals looking competitive in video games that probably would’ve been blowouts the past couple of seasons.

Burrow’s biggest effect can’t be quantified in the box rating, though. His ability to come to an NFL franchise a quickly make the regard of the locker space and be considered as a leader simply can’t be ignored. He made that through preparation on the field and learning the offense, which was impossible for gamers to ignore this offseason. It is probably the biggest reason nobody is really questioning that the Bengals’ franchise quarterback will be able to return from his ACL injury in time for the routine season.

Dunlap used to be among the guys in Cincinnati. His opinion on the group has actually obviously degraded rather a bit, however that makes the chorus of compliments for Burrow look that a lot more impressive. Burrow can be found in as a novice and earned one of the longest tenured gamer’s undoubted regard. That is probably just as impressive as anything that Burrow managed on the field throughout his rookie season.