Joe Burrow Sep 11, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) walks between plays during the fourth quarter of a Week 1 NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout this season and preseason, Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow has been dealing with a calf injury that has limited his ability and availability. And as he prepared for last week’s game against the Los Angeles Rams in an attempt to play through the injury, he reached out to a veteran quarterback with a lot of experience with injuries like that: Aaron Rodgers.

This week, Joe Burrow opened up a bit about how Aaron Rodgers was able to help him navigate the injury, given that he has a lot of experience with similar injuries.

“He’s dealt with calf issues his whole career and [I] wanted to use him as a resource and get his thoughts, what he might have done,” Burrow said according to Ben Baby of ESPN. “He’s been through it, done that. And he was great about it.”

During an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday, Rodgers also spoke a little bit about their conversation, opening up a little bit about what he told Burrow ahead of Monday night’s game.

“For him to tough it out, I don’t think that people realize how much pain and limited mobility he was in,” Rodgers said according to Pro Football Talk. “But for him to gut it out . . . and to make enough plays to win, like I texted him, that’s what great competitors do. They show up and play through the pain and don’t make it a big deal.”

It’s interesting to see such a bond between the two elite quarterbacks, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on social media, with many people speculation about what Rodgers could have told him.

It will be interesting to see how their friendship develops.

[ESPN, Pro Football Talk]