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Former Bengals QB Carson Palmer shares his opinion on potential No. 1 pick Joe Burrow

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A former quarterback taken No. 1 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals thinks the Bengals should repeat history and take another quarterback. Carson Palmer sees Cincinnati making LSU’s Joe Burrow the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

In an interview with Draft Wire’s Justin Melo, Palmer noted that the Bengals “desperately” need a quarterback. Though Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young is a phenomenal talent in his own right, the quarterback position is the most important in football.

“I think between Joe Burrow and the Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, the Bengals have a decision to make and I’m not sure there’s a wrong decision between those guys,” Palmer said. “I think both of those guys are gonna have phenomenal careers. At the end of the day, the quarterback position is just so important and Cincinnati desperately needs a quarterback. I can see Joe Burrow going No. 1 overall there. With Chase Young and the year he had, he looks like an absolute game-wrecker at the NFL level. Again, the quarterback position is just so important and there’s so few great quarterbacks.”

While Young is intriguing, Burrow is the right choice for the Bengals, even if their current starter Andy Dalton is competent. He’s only coming off of one of the best seasons in college football history.

In 2019, Burrow threw for 5,208 yards and 55 touchdowns to six interceptions on a 77.6% completion rate. In doing so, he won the Heisman Trophy and has LSU slated to face the University of Clemson in the College Football Playoffs National Championship.