Joe Burrow Injury Impact: How Bengals Odds Changed After QB Ruled Out for Season
Pictured: Joe Burrow. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will be sidelined for the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Joe Burrow is out for the remainder of the season. pic.twitter.com/LycHe9JSSO
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 17, 2023
The Bengals' futures odds have rightfully altered dramatically as a result of the announcement. While the Bengals had been as short as +1600 before their loss against the Ravens on Thursday Night Football, those odds have fallen all the way to as bad as +15000 at FanDuel. The Bengals are also now just +7000 to win the division after having been as short as +400 a day ago.
And, of course, Burrow has been taken off of every individual award marketplace throughout every major sportsbook.
Odds for the Steelers, Browns, Texans and Bills to make the playoffs all increased slightly on account of the news.
Burrow showed symptoms of his right wrist injury during Thursday's game — but there's indications that it may have been injured prior. Video evidence surfaced after the game that showed him wearing a brace on his right wrist while leaving the bus to enter the stadium on Thursday.
Burrow had already been coming off of a calf injury that left him hapless for the first part of the Bengals' season, in which he ranked in the bottom quintile in expected points added per play among quarterbacks.
But the last few weeks, he's returned to his old self, beating both the 49ers and Bills and resolidifying his position as one of the NFL's top quarterbacks.
Alas, now the Bengals don't have much hope in a logjammed AFC playoff picture. The undrafted Jake Browning will take over as Cincinnati's starting quarterback for the remainder of the year.