KEY POINTS

  • Dolphins want Burrow but Bengals not budging
  • Dolphins may settle for Tagovailoa for their QB needs
  • It will take so much for the Bengals to trade their pick to the Dolphins

The 2020 NFL Draft is still months away with the Cincinnati Bengals holding the rights to the first pick. It appears the Bengals have their sights on Joe Burrow, someone who had a great season. However, it appears that Cincinnati is not the only one interested in getting the Heisman Trophy winner.

The Miami Dolphins are reportedly interested in getting the LSU quarterback as well. Team owner Stephen Ross wants to get Burrow to South Florida although it may take a lot to get a blockbuster deal done, Pro Football Talk reported.

The Dolphins will be picking at no. 5 and do own multiple first-round picks in the coming NFL Draft. However, striking a deal with the Bengals may need more than that.

Though the Bengals have reportedly started scouting Burrow to see how he fits into the team. And if the recent report from Bengals.com is to be believed, all signs point to a Burrow coming to Cincinnati. This could be a big blow to the Dolphins although Bengals coach Zac Taylor allegedly claims that they have not yet made any final decision.

"He definitely checks off a lot of boxes early on in the evaluation process," Bengals quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt said. "He obviously looks like a very intriguing guy."

Hence, hope remains afloat for the Dolphins who seem determined to carry on their impressive showing last NFL season. Despite a rag-tag mix of players, Miami was able to win five games under first-year head coach Brian Flores. With the right talent, the Dolphins could suddenly become AFC contenders next season with Burrow hopefully in tow.

If they fail to land Burrow, the Dolphins may end up settling for Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama. A curious twist would be to see the Bengals checking if they can thrive with the 21-year-old Samoan. But then again, why pass up Burrow unless you get multiple assets that can be used now and for years to come?

With the viability of moving up not looking so good, the Dolphins may have to make it work with their original target Tagovailoa. But of course, expect other teams like the Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins and New York Giants to possibly entertain trades.

Of the mix, only the Lions would be interested in getting a quarterback since the Giants and the Redskins already got QBs in the first round last year. Similar to the Dolphins' wish to deal with the Bengals, expect these (and possibly other teams) to try and pull off a last-minute trade before the 2020 NFL Draft on Apr. 23.