What if the Bengals don’t do what everyone expects them to do. What if they pass on Burrows? Let’s not forget the Bengals could have had Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes and Carson Wentz.
Mia decides Burrows or Tua is worth putting together a massive trade package for and Cincy accepts. Cincy is thinking they can trade down, stock pile picks and still take a QB with one their multiple picks that they acquired from Mia.
What if Cincy drafts Young at 1?
Or what if they take Tue or Herbert instead?
Can you imagine the monkey Wrench that could cause in this draft?
What if Burrows is available at 3 and the Lions have no trade offers. Should they take him?
What other crazy scenario’s can you think of?
Keep in mind we’re talking about Cincy. They are dysfunctional almost as bad as the Lions are. Anything is plausible.
If I was Cincy I draft Herbert over Burrows regardless…This would not shock me . I draft Tua (Pre Injury) over Burrows as well …The last thing I want at #3 is a QB . If they go that route I hope to GOD it’s Herbert .
Drafting Burrow has as much to do with making Mike Brown money as it does him being good at football.
They have the worst attendance in the league and the Bengals are Mike Brown’s only source of income. He actually lives off the Bengals money instead just holding on to the team as an appreciating asset like the other owners do.
Joe Burrow is from Ohio and his jersey will be the best selling Bengal Jersey of alltime before the season starts and attendance will be higher than it’s been in decades.
They are drafting him for business reasons as much as football reasons
You are absolutely right. The fans expect it. We can all agree he may not be the right choice but the owner/GM/Coach will be hated and crucified if he isn’t the pick. From the owner’s perspective he will sell seats and Jerseys (maybe get some season ticket holders to not bail) and that is MONEY, which has motivated Cinci’s direction for a long time. From the GMs perspective it buys him time and from the coaches perspective it gives them a chance (or an excuse) if he doesn’t live up to expectations. Vegas understands and the odds are not off.
Air made me think a little with this one. Cinci coached the South team and got to work with Herbert all week long. They had a chance to talk to him a lot and see him first hand. They got to show him play design and watch how quickly he picked it up and what his feedback was on the playbook. He did have a great performance both passing and running. He stood tall in the pocket was able to move around and broke a few potential tackles to make plays. He may have earned their heart and mind and maybe the #1 pick.
Don’t forget one of his incompletions was a spike to stop the clock.
They slo-mo’d one where he was scrambling to his left, squared his shoulders and through an off-balance pass to the receiver… the receiver couldn’t handle the ball, with it going right through his hands. To be on the run toward the sideline and get off that throw with that velocity says a lot about his talent.