Bengals: 3 reasons why Joe Burrow should play vs. Dolphins
Joe Burrow needs to get hit
This may sound counter-intuitive, but the best thing that can happen to Joe Burrow this preseason is taking a hit. Obviously, everyone in the franchise wants Burrow to remain healthy throughout his career but when a bad injury has occurred, the best way to get back is by getting hit again and remembering that not every hit leads to a major injury.
Burrow said as much himself that he wants to get “hit once or twice” before the regular season gets underway. This is a huge part of Burrow recovering mentally.
Reports have talked about how the last part of the recovery process for Burrow is not the physical portion but the mental rebound. Cincinnati would be doing the team a disservice by running Joe Burrow out in the opening game without him feeling like he is all the way back.
Burrow feels that a big part of his recovery is experiencing getting hit in a game. If that is how he feels then Zac Taylor would do well to throw him into the game against the Dolphins for a series or two.
The season is once again riding on the right arm of Joe Burrow. He needs to feel confident, and playing in the preseason is the best way for this team to be ready to go.