Joe Burrow’s dad tries to tamp down speculation they don’t want to be Bengals

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Jimmy Burrow said he can’t figure out where all the chatter about his son not wanting to play for the Bengals is coming from.

Even though most of the chatter — which leaves plenty of room between the lines — is coming from the mouths of his son and those around him.

The father of the LSU quarterback sent a text to Jeremy Rauch of Fox 19 in Cincinnati disputing the suggestion they didn’t want to end up with the Bengals with the first pick.

Not sure where that information is coming from,” Jimmy Burrow said. “We are all excited that Joe has put himself in a position to be considered as a possible high draft choice.”

To recap, for the sake of Mr. Burrow, here’s where it’s coming from:

First, former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer said the Bengals weren’t serious about winning Super Bowls. Then, Burrow hired Carson’s brother Jordan Palmer to train him this offseason. Then, Joe himself said he wanted to play for a team “committed to winning Super Bowls,” which sounds a lot like what the first Palmer was saying. Then, former Bengals wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who is also working with Burrow, said they weren’t disparaging the Bengals but that they should “strongly consider” any gigantic trade offers they might get.

Other than that, Mr. Burrow, it’s totally coming from nowhere, an invention of the subversive and evil national media.

If the Burrow family really wanted to kill this speculation, they could use some of these media appearances which they say they’re tired of doing but keep doing anyway to say something along the lines of: “We can’t wait to be Bengals and we’re totally fine with five years in Cincinnati.”

Until they do, they leave the door open for speculation that they’re not really interested in that happening.

28 responses to “Joe Burrow’s dad tries to tamp down speculation they don’t want to be Bengals

  1. Burrow, young stud. You’re going to be a great QB. You have a good reputation. Everyone likes you. Don’t run it all with drama. Tell everyone around you to just shut the hell up. And be careful who you put around you. Just quietly prepare for the draft.

  2. Sign for the minimum years and force them to either franchise tag or trade.
    Cincy fans deserve better but it won’t change until that owner is gone.

  3. The Bengals are considered the QB exile destination of the NFL. They have a cheap owner with bargain-basement coaching and a casual fan base. Other than that…

  4. The Bengals should trade with Miami and draft Tua and let him sit a year behind Dalton. The last time the Bengals went to the super bowl they had a Left Handed Qb just sayin..

  5. tqaztec says:
    February 6, 2020 at 8:34 am
    Sign for the minimum years and force them to either franchise tag or trade.
    Cincy fans deserve better but it won’t change until that owner is gone.

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    They literally have no say over the contract length or amount of money due to the NFL Draft slotting system. All 1st round picks will receive a 4 year contract with a 5th year Team Option. The soonest a 1st round pick (especially QB) can force their way out if they are good is year 8. They are already under team control for 5 years with the rookie deal, and then they will be Franchise tagged another 2 years. Tagging for a 3rd consecutive year would be far too expensive for any team to be able to do, so they wouldn’t, and the player would then finally be able to get to Free Agency. In the case of Joe Burrow that would be when he is 31/32 years old. So unless he is a bust, he’s going to be with whatever team drafts him for a long time.

  6. These kids are part of the entitlement generation. They are not bigger than the game or tradition. Playing in the NFL should be treated as a great honor, for any team, anywhere. If they think they are so good they should want to show it and turn around a team that has not been the best lately. Let him do that for the Bengals and make them a contender again.

  7. Carson is just reiterating that it wasn’t his fault the Bengals didn’t win, it was everybody else. Dalton took them to 5 straight winning seasons after Palmer’s 4-12 season. Burrow is smart enough to know he can be a hero in Cincinnati. Carson Palmer was treated like a king in Cincy and loved by the fans and the Bengals, they made him the highest paid qb, gave his brother (an undeserved) backup QB position for 2 years. I don’t understand why he is so ungrateful/entitled he is to the fanbase. Burrow is smart enough to know this is just the work of spin doctors in the media. Welcome to Cincy, Joe!!!!!!!

  8. Carson is just reiterating that it wasn’t his fault the Bengals didn’t win, it was everybody else’s fault. Dalton took them to 5 straight winning seasons after Palmer’s 4-12 season. Burrow is smart enough to know he can be a hero in Cincinnati. Carson Palmer was treated like a king in Cincy and loved by the fans and the Bengals, they made him the highest paid qb ($100 mil), they gave his brother (an undeserved) backup QB position for 2 years. I don’t understand why he is so ungrateful/entitled. Bengals, with Dalton, also crushed Palmer’s team when he played in Oak. Burrow is smart enough to know this is just the work of spin doctors in the media. Welcome to Cincy, Joe!!!!!!!

  9. If the Burrows said what you suggested….. “We can’t wait to be Bengals and we’re totally fine with five years in Cincinnati.”

    Media Headline: “Joe Burrow already committed to testing Free Agency after first contract with Bengals”

  10. With the O-line that the Bengals have Burrows would be smart not to get David Carr’d and destroyed with career ruined before his second contract. The Bengals have done nothing to show that they care about winning. Burrows would be smart to tell the Mike Brown sorry, unless you get some good O-lineman I will not play for you. Flip-side to save a few bucks can easily see Mike trading down so he doesn’t have to pay the 1st pick, mostly guaranteed, salary over the 4 to 4 5 years.

  11. Talking to the press is like eating potato chips–once you start it’s tough to stop. I don’t begrudge the proud dad from having some interviews on how excited he is for his son but that’s where his comments need to stop.

  12. Can you blame him for not playing for the Bengals. I can give you a good reason–Mike Brown. One of the worst owners in all of sports.

  13. Back in the day, John Elway refused to go to a crappy Colts team as the #1 pick. Burrows should take a page out of Elway’s play book. Otherwise he will end up like Andrew Luck, getting the hell beat out of him on a crappy team and a short career.

  14. It’s coming from the media mostly, this article is another example. Just look at the 2nd to last paragraph making up a quote “We can’t wait to be Bengals and we’re totally fine with five years in Cincinnati.” implying he won’t want to resign. Everybody in media is trying to get this kid to Miami or some other garbage franchise. Give it up already.

  15. Hey Jimmy Burrow, your son has a mans job coming up, he doesn’t need daddy speaking for him. Texting a radio station, really??!! Time for Joe to cut the kiddie cord.

  16. The dots being connected in this “story” are tenuous at best. Wishful thinking by the media, more like it. Burrow is already a star, and he’s going to a place the media ignores. The Bengals aren’t a national brand like the Patriots, Steelers, Cowboys, Packers, 49ers or Giants. Basically, the media doesn’t *want* Burrow to be in Cincinnati, so they’re trying to will it so. In the meantime, it creates intrigue where there really is none. Burrow is the obvious #1 pick and the Bengals will definitely take him. Book it.

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