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Carson Palmer Says Joe Burrow Just Needs To ‘Keep Fighting’ If Things Don’t Go Well

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Former NFL quarterback Carson Palmer recently had some good advice for Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow.

The Bengals took the LSU Heisman winner first overall in April, and he has his work cut out to make the Bengals a winning team. Palmer, who played for the Bengals, thinks Burrow just needs to keep grinding. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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“If you get shellacked in Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 — just keep fighting because they are a couple steps behind personnel wise. There’s a reason they’re drafting number one. It’s because they’re a couple years away. So just come in and know that it’s going to be a rough start from the jump,” Palmer said during an interview on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, according to Sports Illustrated.

You can listen to the full interview below.

This is honestly probably the best advice you could give Burrow. The reality of the situation is shockingly simple.

The Bengals are a few years away from being a competitive football team. That’s just the situation they’re in. You can either accept that or you can’t.

However, whether you accept it or not doesn’t change the truth. The truth is they’re going to struggle during Burrow’s rookie campaign.

The former LSU star just needs to keep pushing forward and understand there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

He can’t give up when things start going poorly. That’s a recipe for disaster.

 

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Luckily for fans of the Bengals, Burrow has the attitude you want in a leader. Things might start slow, but there’s no question there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic in Cincy.