KEY POINTS

  • Burrow will show up for Bengals at NFL Draft
  • Burrow playing it safe as NFL Draft nears
  • Bengals may want to consider Burrow who may not be game playing for Cincinnati

For any football player, it would be an honor to be picked with the no. 1 selection in the NFL draft. And while Joe Burrow has been frequently reported as someone who could gyp the Cincinnati Bengals, the Heisman Trophy winner set the records straight.

In a report from TMZ Sports, Burrow made it clear that he will not boycott the Bengals on NFL Draft day. The 23-year-old added that he will not hold out or even ask for a trade. However, it remains that his heart may not be wholeheartedly there, something the Bengals may want to consider.

Burrow did not exactly pin the blame on media when he said that most took his narrative and ran away with it. Summing it up, he is trying to clean up some mess before it gets out of hand by setting records straight. He also cleared the air on "leverage" comments, something most perceived were part of his way to force himself out of Cincinnati. He claims that it was more on the NFL combine. Burrow says he will not do drills he does not feel like doing.

As for the possibility of joining the Bengals, Burrow tried to provide a positive outlook for everyone. The LSU product pointed out how the team is located just 2 hours from his home in Ohio, meaning he could get home by dinner if he wanted to. Somehow, it appears Burrow was hinting of the convenience he would get if he were to suit up for the Bengals.

Regardless, don't expect NFL followers to bite the act of Burrow. He made it clear in a previous post that he wants to join a team committed to winning. The Bengals are not exactly the type most feel would aim for the Super Bowl, at least not yet. Hence, the NFL trade rumors surfaced although there is no telling when (and if) it will happen.

Several teams are determined to pick up a quarterback at the NFL Draft like the Miami Dolphins. The only problem there is that the Dolphins are not exactly in a good position unless they trade up. The belief is that the Dolphins team owner may settle for Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert, depending on who will still be available when it is their turn to pick.

Joe Burrow LSU Tigers Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers motions "first down" during the second half against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 9, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Photo: Todd Kirkland/Getty Images