Joe Burrow Says He Prefers Saints Or Browns
Joe Burrow says he preferred the Saints or Browns to any other team when he was growing up as a young football fan.
Originally the LSU star was a fan of New Orleans’ team, however, later on he became a fan of Cleveland instead. It is unclear what sparked the change.
Growing up, Burrow lived roughly two hours away from where the Cincinnati Bengals play, so it is interesting that the team he will likely be drafted by never caught his interest.
Burrow, the reigning Heisman winner, will likely be selected with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Bengals.
To date, there have been a lot of questions regarding whether he would want to play in Cincinnati.
That very question was presented to Burrow at the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday.
“Will you play for the Bengals if they decide to draft you at No. 1?”
Burrow did not hesitate.
“I’m not going to not play,” he responded.
“I’m a ball player. I’m going to show up.”
When asked about all the rumors that he may pull an Eli Manning and refuse to play for the organization that selected him, Burrow indicated that the notion of that was just a media concoction.
“You guys [media] kind of took that narrative and ran with it but there hasn’t been anything like that from my end,” he said.
Burrow also took some time out this week to announce that he would not be throwing at the NFL Combine. He would be saving that for a pro day later on.
“Just so everyone knows, I am not going to throw. I am not going to work out,” Burrow said.
“I didn’t think I’d be able to put my best foot forward here, so I wanted to wait until Pro Day.”
Barring a catastrophic shift, Burrow will likely be taken No. 1 overall by Cincinnati in April’s draft. What the future holds from that point on for all involved remains to be seen.