Have Bengals informed Joe Burrow that he’ll be the first overall pick?

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The Bengals hold the first overall pick in the draft. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is widely expected to be the first overall pick in the draft. Thus, the Bengals are widely expected to select Burrow with the first overall pick in the draft.

Now, Jeremy Rauch of FOX19 in Cincinnati reports that the Bengals have informed Burrow that he’ll be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.

All signs continue to point to that happening. Until, however, the name is on the card, there’s a chance that he won’t be the first overall pick, no matter what he’s told in advance. (Even then, he could be picked by the Bengals and then traded.)

The Bengals have a reputation for being incredibly stubborn, perhaps even to the point where they may not realize that they’ve received the proverbial offer they can’t refuse. Still there’s a chance that an offer will be made that the Bengals won’t refuse.

If that’s going to happen, the offer likely will come from the Dolphins. Owner Stephen Ross loves Burrow. Despite the reported unwillingness of coach Brian Flores and G.M. Chris Grier to make the investment necessary to jump from No. 5 to No. 1, Ross runs the show. If he wants to keep upping the ante until the Bengals cry uncle, Ross can do that.

How much would it take? How much would Ross offer? Those answers will come only if the deal is done. The possibility of that happening remains small, and it likely will shrink as the draft draws closer and closer.

11 responses to “Have Bengals informed Joe Burrow that he’ll be the first overall pick?

  1. And this is why the Dolphins are all always in rebuild mode, the owner makes the draft picks.
    Do you see Kraft telling BB what to do?

  2. I really believe it would take Miami’s three #1’s this year plus a #2 this year as well as a #1 and #2 next year before the Bengals would move. In other words, not gonna happen.

  3. This is a situation where Mike Brown SHOULD be stubborn. No amount of picks is worth giving up a franchise QB. Do you think the Chiefs would offer up Mahomes for 4 first rounders? Nope. Not saying Burrow will be Mahomes, but a franchise QB is worth more than 4 first rounders. Best case scenario is you hit on all 4 of those picks, then have no franchise QB and after 4 years, can’t pay all of those picks and have to let some of them walk. It’d be a dumb move. Period. The media just wants Burrow traded because they don’t want him in Cincy. Not because it’d be a smart move to trade the best QB prospect since Luck.

  4. Deric Gregory says:
    April 22, 2020 at 12:30 pm
    This is a situation where Mike Brown SHOULD be stubborn. No amount of picks is worth giving up a franchise QB. Do you think the Chiefs would offer up Mahomes for 4 first rounders? Nope. Not saying Burrow will be Mahomes, but a franchise QB is worth more than 4 first rounders. Best case scenario is you hit on all 4 of those picks, then have no franchise QB and after 4 years, can’t pay all of those picks and have to let some of them walk. It’d be a dumb move. Period. The media just wants Burrow traded because they don’t want him in Cincy. Not because it’d be a smart move to trade the best QB prospect since Luck.

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    Assume Joe Burrow is that franchise QB. Chiefs may not offer Mahomes for 4 first rounders, but Bucs will for Jameis Winston, even gift the cannons as sweetener.

  5. It’s easy for people who don’t know to say that Stephen Ross makes the draft picks. That is completely false. In fact, he is a Great Owner! He provides the money and stays out of the football decisions. Now, he will have his input, but he lets the football guys make the decisions. He is not Jerry Jones or the dysfunctional owner in Cincinnati.

  6. Burrow will never play a down for the Bungals. He’s is going to pull a John Elway.

  7. Why is everyone so high on a qb that had 1 good year in college?
    He may be great in the NFL, or he may not.

  8. Burrow has the ‘it’ factor and intangibles that Bengals haven’t seen in along time and QB like him is priceless grab him as soon as aloud Mike Brown or whomever making decision!!

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