Cincinnati Bengals’ QB Joe Burrow is having a splendid season that could even get him all the way to the Super Bowl but he is out for next Sunday along with Joe Mixon. The runningback was just announced as part of the COVID-19 protocol list after testing positive for the virus. The NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero confirmed that Mixon is currently asymptomatic and he is already self-isolating. He got admitted to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. But Burrow’s case is alightly different in regards to next Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
With a 10-6 record, the Bengals are one of the strongest teams in the NFL and Joe Burrow is a major player in the team’s success. In fact, this entire Cincinnati generation has the potential to become one of the most important teams in the league. If they play their cards right, these Bengals could have a dynasty on their hands with Joe Burrow leading the charge. Coach Zac Taylor spoke to the media on Wednesday about Joe Burrow’s absence for next Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. It’s probably not what most people think when they see he won’t play.
Taylor denies Burrow has knee issues.
Ahead of Week 18 of the NFL, Taylor confirmed that Burrow’s absence has more to do with the star QB taking a physical and mental break. He did confirm that Joe’s knee is sore but it’s doing well. Burrow himself confirmed the news to the press by stating the following: “Any time you can get a little break at this point in the season,” Burrow said. “You know, we played a lot of games. Bodies are starting to wear down a little bit. Rest me this week and get my body back to where it needs to be so I can get back to full strength running around the way I need to be Week 1 of the playoffs.”