The Cincinnati Bengals have “clearly signaled” that they will be taking LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first-overall pick on Thursday, April 23.
Joe Burrow’s father has said, “if the Bengals do draft him, he’s going to be happy.”
Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu thinks Burrow will “embrace the opportunity” to play quarterback for the Bengals.
Meanwhile, many people like Dan Patrick don’t believe Burrow is all-in on being drafted by the Bengals, and several others, like the number one overall pick in 1975, quarterback Steve Bartkowski, say Burrow should “avoid ever playing for the Bengals.”
This latter line of thinking has some of the current Bengals players, such as wide receiver Tyler Boyd, a little upset with the team being portrayed in such a negative light.
“The way the media talk so down on us (Cincinnati Bengals) is really absurd. The disrespect is crazy but it’s life all it consist of is proven people wrong,” Boyd tweeted Tuesday night.
One of the comments that perhaps hurt Boyd the most with regard to Burrows and the Bengals probably came from former Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer, who told CBS Sports Radio, “That’s why I had to leave. I never felt they were committed to winning a Super Bowl.”
Palmer, by the way, was last quarterback to be drafted number one overall by the Bengals, so he might know what he’s talking about.
It also didn’t help that former Bengals safety Solomon Wilcots agreed with Palmer.
“Absolutely. Absolutely. I’m 100% behind Carson. I watched as it sucked the life out of him,” Wilcots told The D.A. Show.
Bro I’m a Bengals fan, but we were 2-14 last year, and haven’t won a god damn thing since the late 1980s. Mike Brown is a proven joke. Prove all this “disrespect” wrong for ONCE! - Sincrrely, a pissed off life long fan with NOTHING to show for it— Heart Of The Ball (@HeartOfTheBall) February 19, 2020