For a time -- albeit a brief one -- Joe Burrow and Chase Young were teammates at Ohio State.
After Burrow's transfer to LSU, though, the two never faced off. That will likely change in the upcoming season in which Young's Redskins will host Burrow's Bengals.
Dates and times for the upcoming NFL schedule are still to be determined, but opponents have been unveiled and the Redskins and Bengals are on in each other's road to rebounding and rebuilding.
The game has the potential to become the 22nd time since 1970 in which the No. 1 overall pick (Burrow) squares off with the No. 2 selection (Young) in their rookie seasons, according to NFL Research.
Buoyed also by the potentially larger storyline of Burrow going against Washington signal-caller Dwayne Haskins, the latter having won the Buckeyes' starting job and brought about Burrow's transfer, the game could be the first time the top-two picks of the draft have squared off since ... well, last year. That's when 2019 No. 2 pick Nick Bosa's Super Bowl-bound San Francisco squad defeated No. 1 Kyler Murray's Arizona club on two occasions.
Who does No. 2 work for? The victor, as history would have it.