Bengals fans will finally get to see Joe Burrow in action on Sunday

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) /

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor spoke to the media on Wednesday and put the big question to rest. He said that quarterback Joe Burrow would play a limited number of snaps this Sunday when the Dolphins come to Paul Brown Stadium for the Bengals’ preseason finale.

Whether or not to play Burrow has been a hot debate throughout the training camp process. The reason why he should play is that he hasn’t done so since Week 10 of his rookie season and needs to get out there, shake off some rust, and maybe even take a ‘football hit’ while on the field to get him adjusted to what a regular-season game will be like.

Not playing Burrow was definitely the safe choice and one that I was fully behind. The Bengals’ 2021 season will go as Joe Burrow goes. One big hit to him during the preseason — a meaningless slew of games — and the Bengals’ season will go down the drain.

We’ve seen how badly the offense has looked with Brandon Allen out there as the starter and that right there should show Bengals fans how important Burrow is to this team.

Joe Burrow will play in the Bengals’ preseason finale on Sunday.

Taylor did say that he only planned to have Burrow out there for a limited amount of time and this is definitely the way to go if playing him is in the cards. Maybe Burrow is out there for a few series just to get in the flow of things and is taken out not long after. Maybe Taylor decides to keep him out there for the entire first quarter.

Whatever Taylor decides, this is a situation that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Burrow needs to get some reps before the season officially gets underway but putting him out there on Sunday is a risky move.

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What do you think, Bengals fans? Are you cool with Joe Burrow playing in the preseason finale?