The Cincinnati Bengals have had a pretty rough time recently with their first-round draft picks being physically unable to contribute during their respective rookie seasons. It turns out that 2019 will be more of the same.
On Tuesday, the team announced that Jonah Williams, the 11th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, is most likely done for the season after suffering a torn labrum.
“We look forward to Jonah being a major contributor in the future, and know that he won’t let this injury deter him from still being an important part of this team,” said head coach Zac Taylor in a news release. “We’re confident in our offensive line personnel as we head into training camp, and we believe they can do their part in helping this team achieve its goals.”
This obviously means that when the Bengals play the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 of the regular season, they’ll have a different starting left tackle than originally planned. For now, it’s expected that left guard Cordy Glenn will return to his familiar position of tackle. Cincinnati’s other tackle is Bobby Hart, who... well... we’ll let Bengals fans tell you how they feel about him.
As mentioned earlier, Cincinnati has had a hard time with first-round picks.
Bengals recent first round picks:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 25, 2019
Jonah Williams, 2019: Likely out for the season.
Billy Price, 2018: Six games missed (foot).
John Ross, 2017: 17 total snaps played, zero catches.
William Jackson, 2016: Zero games played (pec).
Cedric Ogbuehi, 2015: 11 games missed (knee). https://t.co/jn7ZLZ1Bs7