Joe Burrow Selected as 1st Pick of the 2020 NFL Draft
And with the first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select… Joe Burrow, Quarterback from the LSU Tigers. No surprise here.
Who is Joe Burrow?
Joe Burrow was a 5th year senior last year as LSU’s Quarterback. Before that, he redshirted and sat at Ohio State, before transferring to LSU to takeover the starting job. Burrow set the Football World on fire with his epic season at LSU last year. He set the single season passing TD record with 60, while adding 5 more on the ground. He led the team to 5 wins against top-10 teams during the regular season, another record. Burrow also went on to lead LSU to a National title, and he won the Heisman Trophy. The Bengals couldn’t pass up on this guy, they just couldn’t.
The Cincinnati Bengals have struggled for the past several years, and specifically in the last 2 years. The Bengals ended the 2018 season at 6-10, and only managed 2 wins last year. Their current Quarterback, Andy Dalton, has had his moments in the NFL. But, he was injured most of last season, and he hasn’t shown the flashes of greatness that he did early in his career as of late. So it wasn’t a secret that the Bengals were eyeing his replacement in Joe Burrow. This news is nothing but confirmation of what NFL fans already knew would happen.
Joe Burrow Comparisons
Experts have drawn comparisons for Burrow with the likes of Quarterbacks like Jared Goff, the Rams #1 pick in the 2016 draft, Tony Romo, the previous Dallas Cowboys QB and current NFL broadcaster, and even the great Tom Brady. It’s hard not to compare Burrow to certain great Quarterbacks with what he did on the field for LSU last season. But, before we claim Burrow the next GOAT, let’s see what he can do at the next level. The odds against him coming into a struggling team with no identity and seemingly little motivation. On the bright side, he has the opportunity to prove his worth. If he can turn around the truly terrible Cincinnati Bengals, then maybe he’ll earn his right to be mentioned in the same sentence as Tom Brady.