The last time Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow came to FedEx Field to play the Washington Football Team, his season ended.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in a November game at Washington. He would finish his rookie season completing 65% of his passes for 2,688 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.
The Bengals return to Washington on Friday night for Week 2 of the preseason, but Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor said Burrow would not be on the field, per Ben Baby of ESPN.
Bengals QB Joe Burrow won’t play against Washington, per Zac Taylor.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) August 16, 2021
Taylor said last week he was not ruling out Burrow for preseason action. Burrow himself would like to see some action before Week 1.
It remains to be seen if Burrow will play in Week 3 of the preseason against the Miami Dolphins. The third preseason game is generally each NFL team’s final dress rehearsal before the regular season.
Cincinnati and Washington will kick off at 8 p.m. ET at FedEx Field.