Burrow is unlikely to miss significant time, but the Bengals will turn to Brandon Allen and Jake Browning to run the offense to start camp.
The Bengals first preseason game is scheduled for August 12 against Arizona, but it’s also worth noting that Burrow played just three snaps in the preseason last year and still led Cincinnati to the Super Bowl.
He earned the highest overall PFF grade (91.8) among quarterbacks last season, including the playoffs.
Carson is forced to retire at the age of 27 after suffering a serious neck injury early last season.
Seattle selected Carson in the seventh round in 2017, and he started 48 games in five years.
He totaled 769 carries for 3,502 yards and 24 touchdowns and caught 107 passes for 804 yards and seven touchdowns.
He graded over 70.0 in all five years and never had a rushing grade under 74.0. His best season came in 2018 when he finished with an 83.2 PFF grade, sixth-best in the NFL.
Seattle used a second-round pick on Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker II and also re-signed Rashaad Penny to a one-year, $5.75M deal this offseason. They are poised to lead the way in Seattle’s backfield in 2022.
“We have moved on to Trey Lance.” Shanahan told reporters on Tuesday. “This is Trey's team.”
Garoppolo reported to camp and met with Shanahan and general manager John Lynch. He’s recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and the team expects him to be fully cleared in the coming weeks.
Shanahan told reporters that Garoppolo likely would have been traded already if not for the surgery — which happened without the team being made aware.
Garoppolo has a base salary of $24.2 million this season. None of it is guaranteed, so the 49ers would save $25.55 million against the cap if they trade (or cut) him. Any team acquiring Garoppolo would likely look to renegotiate his contract.
Meanwhile, Lance appeared in five games last season, starting two. He completed 41-of-71 attempts (57.7%) for 603 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He finished the season with a 59.9 PFF grade.
In his last full season as a starter at North Dakota State, Lance earned a 90.7 PFF grade.