Bengals' Taylor: Burrow 'as advertised' during virtual offseason

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Joe Burrow's first NFL offseason certainly hasn't been ordinary.

However, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Burrow has still met every expectation during his team's virtual offseason.

"He's been great," Taylor told MMQB's Albert Breer. "As advertised is the best way to put it. You can tell he spends a lot of time on his own being prepared with questions and he's doing a great job taking ownership, which is important for a quarterback to do, and he's doing everything he can to own this offense. (I've) been really impressed with him, but not surprised."

Taylor was forced to use unique strategies in an attempt to have Burrow lead Cincinnati's offense in virtual meetings. The head coach said he muted his computer when calling the first-year passer and relayed the play to Burrow, who then had to call it for his teammates.

"If you have Philip Rivers, I don't know that you'd have to do that," Taylor said. "But for the guys, our center had never heard Joe Burrow call a cadence before. He needed to hear his voice, and I needed to hear it, so you could make the corrections that he can work on all summer. We were able to get a lot accomplished that way. I feel really good coming out of it that we used every second they allotted us and got a lot of work done."

Taylor also confirmed Burrow will "absolutely" take the first snap at Bengals training camp once the league confirms the date.

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