New York Jets legend Joe Namath called the Joe Burrow knee injury heartbreaking and also commented on Tom Brady‘s recent play.
It’s why he’s the perfect man to comment on the latest big NFL injury.
Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow left his team’s game against the Washington Football Team this past Sunday with what looked to be a knee injury. An MRI on Monday confirmed the horrific reality.
Burrow had torn his ACL, MLC and suffered other structural damage. The LSU product showcased optimism through his official Twitter account but knows it’s going to be a long road ahead.
Namath hopes it’s an easy road.
“It’s heartbreaking to a degree, of course,” Namath said while on FOX News. “A lot of guys go through it. Lady luck plays a major role in sports and life with injuries and illness. Today, these guys are getting the best medical treatment they can.”
Namath, the man whose legacy represents the coming together of the AFL and NFL, courtesy of Super Bowl 3, is still one of the Jets’ biggest fans. It’s been tough to spot the Beaver Falls, PA native over the last nine months or so, for obvious reasons, but he’s still lingering in the background and vocal when required.
Recounting the days when he was forced to deal with knee issues is something closely related to Burrow at the moment.
“They’ve done many of these operations over the years now,” Namath added. “Dr. Jim Nicholas, at Lenox Hill Hospital, did my first knee operation, and that was a new process. They’ve refined things and he’ll recover, and hopefully will be as good as new because he’s a terrific player and we want to see him out there.”
Additionally, Namath was asked about Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. The six-time Super Bowl champ lost another prime time matchup, this time against the Los Angeles Rams.
Although he still has his Bucs at 7-4, many are starting to wonder if Brady is reaching the end of the line. Namath believes Brady still has the goods.
“Well, no not really,” Namath said when asked if he thinks Brady is slowing down. “I think he can start for other teams in the NFL as well. I’m glad he’s out there. I’m a fan.”
Namath’s former team is currently preparing for the Miami Dolphins with questions at the quarterback position. Neither Sam Darnold nor Joe Flacco has been named starter yet. A lot will have to do with how Darnold looks at Wednesday’s practice.