Joe Burrow Responds To Bengals Wanting To Draft Him
Joe Burrow responded to the Bengals wanting to draft him this week.
On Monday night, Burrow cemented himself as the nation’s best college football player when he led LSU to 42-35 victory over Clemson.
In the process, the Heisman winner secured LSU’s first National Championship since 2007 and locked up his position as the top player to be taken in the looming 2020 NFL Draft.
The Cincinnati Bengals hold the number overall pick in this year’s draft and are said to be enamored with Burrow. Having moved on from Andy Dalton, the organization now needs a new franchise quarterback to build around.
Burrow is reportedly that man.
On Thursday, Burrow’s father Jimmy Burrow appeared on TSN 690 Radio and was asked whether his son would really want to play for the Bengals.
The alternative, obviously, would be pulling an Eli Manning and refusing to go anywhere other than a big market like New York or Los Angeles.
The elder Burrow insisted that his son would be happy to go to Cincinnati.
“He’s excited to even be in that conversation and if the Bengals do draft him, he’s going to be happy,” he said.
“He’ll look at it as a challenge. But he’ll be confident that eventually they can win a lot of games there in Cincinnati.”
The Bengals finished this past season with a 2-14 record. It remains to be seen how quickly Burrow will be able to turn the organization’s fortunes around.