Joe Burrow says he’ll play for whoever wants to pay him money when asked about Cincinnati
Cincinnati Bengals fans are already ordering their custom Joe Burrow jerseys. The tiger-striped team is in-line to draft the Heisman Trophy winner and record-breaking quarterback out of LSU, as they possess the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft and could stand to see a new quarterback run their offense.
As teams with the No. 1 pick tend to be, the Bengals need help. They finished with two wins in the first season with Zac Taylor as head coach and, to most, are not an attractive destination, especially with Mike Brown as owner. Burrow, however, doesn’t care about that. He will play for the Bengals if they make him the top pick in April.
“Whoever wants to pay me money to play the game of football, I’ll play for ’em, it doesn’t matter to me,” Burrow said at the White House, via Josh Wingrove of Bloomberg.
Though an LSU legend, Burrow is an Ohio native. He grew up in Athens, Ohio, which is about a two-and-a-half-hour drive to Cincinnati. Before heading down to Baton Rouge, he played his college football as a backup at Ohio State. The Bengals drafting him would be a return to his roots.
All signs point to the Bengals making Burrow the No. 1 overall pick. Why wouldn’t they? The 23-year-old is coming off of one of the greatest seasons in college football history, as he threw for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns (an NCAA record) en route to a national championship win.
Barring an unforeseen change of circumstances, Burrow will be a Bengal in 2020.