3 things to know about new Carolina Panthers OG Michael Jordan

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Michael Jordan
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Michael Jordan was a part of the paper mache line in charge of guarding rookie Joe Burrow

The Cincinnati Bengals were painful to watch last season. Despite adding an exciting young quarterback the franchise had a terrible campaign hallmarked by Joe Burrow suffering a gruesome season-ending injury.

This was after taking continual punishment in and out of the pocket. Burrow was no longer in the comfy confines of an LSU offense that protected their quarterback and the Bengals offensive line group was one of the worst in football.

Eventually, this took its toll, and Burrow was done for the season. The injury could be directly linked to the offensive line’s repeated failures and ineptitude they had allowed their rookie to take one hit too many and it was another miserable ending for the Bengals.

This is a group Michael Jordan was a part of and the Bengals opted to move on from the player after two seasons. This speaks to his inability to start and points to the fact at this point in his career he isn’t capable of receiving a lot of playing time.

If the Bengals move on from you there is a good chance you’re not an elite contributor considering their lack of talent. Jordan is coming to the Carolina Panthers as a bounce-back project of a player, not an instant starter.