LSU Star Joe Burrow Unhappy With Bengals
LSU star Joe Burrow appears unhappy with the Bengals. Based on his recent comments, he seems less enthusiastic about Cincinnati than he was just a few weeks ago.
Heading into April’s 2020 NFL Draft, all signs point to Burrow being the top overall selection. He is fresh off a Heisman-winning campaign, and in the process won LSU its first National Championship since 2007.
Many regard Burrow as a generational talent and perfect fit for any organization looking for its next franchise quarterback.
When the college football season ended, there was a lot of excited talk about Burrow going to Cincinnati. He seemed just as happy about the prospect as anyone.
Interestingly enough, however, the Bengals refused to publicly commit to him in any capacity. Team representatives were a bit shifty in their plans for the youngster and seemed to leave the door open for possibly trading the pick.
As such, it should come as no surprise that Burrow has become slightly less enthusiastic about coming to the Bengals.
Speaking to the media this past week, Burrow was asked about he prospect of being taken by Cincinnati first overall.
“They have their process that they have to go through, so I’m just blessed to be in the position that I’m in,” he said.
“If they select me, they select me. I’m going to do everything in my power to be the best football player that I can be.”
When it was pointed out to the Heisman winner that his answer did not sound like he was entirely enthralled with the prospect of joining the Bengals, he doubled down.
“It’s a long process the next couple of months,” he said again.
“We have the Combine. We have the pro day. There’s a long time until the draft. There’s a lot of information, a lot of different places, a lot of people saying a lot of things, but I’m just focused on training right now.”
It is hard to envision a scenario where the Bengals use their top overall selection on someone other than Burrow. That said, stranger things have happened in the NFL.
If Cincinnati is not as impressed with Burrow as other teams are, there is always a chance they trade down a few spots, secure some additional assets and then select someone like Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa or Oregon’s Justin Herbert.
Will that actually end up happening? We will get our answer once and for all come April 23.