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Bengals: 3 reasons why Joe Burrow should play vs. Dolphins

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow -Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow -Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /
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Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals need to give Joe Burrow the chance to start in the preseason.

Two out of three preseason games are in the books for the Bengals, and we have yet to see Burrow play a snap. With the third and final preseason game upcoming, fans and I’m sure players are wondering if Burrow is going to take the field for the first time since his knee injury that ended his 2020 season.

There are arguments on both sides of Burrow playing.

The biggest argument against Burrow playing is the risk for injury. If Burrow trots out for a game that does not count and gets hurt, the Bengals season would seem to end before it even got started.

While injuries happen throughout the offseason and during the season, risking the franchise quarterback is something Zac Taylor will try to mitigate this year, especially after how Burrow’s rookie year ended.

While I understand the desire to protect Joe Burrow, the pros of playing him for a few series against the Dolphins outweigh any of the cons. Here are my top reasons that Joe Burrow needs to see the field this Sunday when the Bengals take on the Miami Dolphins.

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