Under Joe Burrow, the Cincinnati Bengals have gone from worst to first in the AFC North.
Their success has been attributed to the rise of Burrow in the passing game, along with the elite young receivers that he has at his disposal.
Although Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins will likely be with Burrow for the next several seasons, Burrow did have a great opportunity to work with a long-time NFL veteran shortly before he retired.
A.J. Green and Joe Burrow overlapped for one season in Cincinnati.
Here’s a look at their lone TD together (via @NFL) pic.twitter.com/bW814sTuWb
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) February 6, 2023
A.J. Green was on the Bengals for 10 seasons.
He was one of the league’s best receivers from 2011-2017, but his career was cut short, largely due to injuries that he sustained.
Green did end up playing from 2020-2022, which is where this highlight from Burrow comes from.
Despite having 47 receptions during Burrow’s rookie year, he caught just one touchdown from the young quarterback, as highlighted above.
Green moved on from the Bengals for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, playing for the Arizona Cardinals.
Even though he ended his career as a Cardinal, many fans will regard him as a career Bengal, considering his impressive mark on the franchise.
Green and Chad Johnson are two of the greatest wide receivers to ever suit up for the Bengals.
Will Chase be able to catch them?
Chase just wrapped up his second NFL season, and many have regarded him as one of the best young receivers, second to Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings.
The NFL has turned into a pass-friendly league, which lends itself to receiving superstars like Jefferson and Chase, the next era of superstar talent.