The Cincinnati Bengals knew they wanted Joe Burrow when they got the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. As always, other teams wanted in on that No. 1 pick, including the Miami Dolphins. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapaport, the Dolphins called up the Bengals in an attempt to get that top pick, but they were quickly rebuffed.

Miami was reportedly willing to trade all three first-round picks in 2020, and possibly even more. The Dolphins wound up taking Tua Tagovailoa over Justin Herbert with the No. 5 pick in that draft, with Tua proving to be a mixed bag in the NFL so far. The franchise is hoping the young quarterback will take a big step forward in 2022.

*Watch the NFL LIVE with fuboTV (click for free trial)*

Live and breathe the NFL?

🚨 Get viral NFL graphics, memes, rumors and trending news delivered right to your inbox with the Clutch Newsletter.

Meanwhile, Burrow has already developed into a legitimate franchise quarterback, despite tearing his ACL in his rookie season. The young gunslinger has the Bengals playing in the AFC Championship Game in just Year 2 after beating the Las Vegas Raiders and Tennessee Titans in his first two playoff games.

Burrow and his Bengals will now try to upset the mighty Kansas City Chiefs, who advanced to the AFC Championship Game thanks to an overtime shootout victory over the Buffalo Bills. Burrow torched the Chiefs in a thrilling regular-season win, and he'll try to do that once again.

Cincinnati certainly made the right call to hang up on Miami when it came calling for that top selection. While loading up on high draft picks can be tempting, when there's a chance to draft a franchise quarterback at No. 1, you have to do it if you really think he's the one. The Bengals did think that, and they now have a guy who should be one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL for a long time.