LSU star Joe Burrow will be happy if Bengals draft him No. 1, his father says
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Joe Burrow’s dad says his son would be happy to help turn around the hapless Cincinnati Bengals—the team with NFL’s No. 1 draft pick.
Burrow had a season for the ages as LSU’s quarterback, winning the Heisman Trophy and Monday's national championship game. As it happens, The Bengals, who managed just two wins, are in the market for a signal caller and the sports world's consensus is that Ohio native Burrow is too good to pass up.
“We’ve talked about it,” Jimmy Burrow told a radio station in Montreal, according to Fox 19 Cincinnati. "I can be in my seat in three-and-a-half hours from Athens (Ohio). That’s certainly a positive. He’s excited to be in that conversation and if the Bengals do draft him, he’s going to be happy.”
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow passes against Clemson during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Joe Burrow played high school football at Athens High and was an Ohio State Buckeye for three years before transferring to LSU.
The elder Burrow is a veteran of the Canadian Football League and was a coach at Ohio University in Athens for years, ESPN reported.
Jimmy Burrow said he doesn't know if his son will meet with the Bengals' coaching staff next week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., the network reported.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 13: Joe Burrow of the LSU Tigers raises the National Championship Trophy with Ed Orgeron, Grant Delpit #7, Patrick Queen #8, and Rashard Lawrence #90 after the College Football Playoff National Championship game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The LSU Tigers <a data-cke-saved-href="https://www.foxnews.com/sports" href="https://www.foxnews.com/sports" target="_blank">https://www.foxnews.com/sports</a>topped the Clemson Tigers, 42-25. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow threw a single-season college Division I record 60 touchdowns passes in 2019.
Jimmy Burrow said his son won’t be concerned with the Bengal’s history that includes no playoff wins since 1991.
"He'll look at it as a challenge," Jimmy Burrow said. "But he'll be confident that eventually, they can win a lot of games there in Cincinnati."
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The NFL draft begins Thursday, April 23, in Las Vegas.
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