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Joe Burrow’s father says his son has no problem with Cincinnati

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Don’t worry Bengals fans, Joe Burrow is okay coming to Cincinnati. Jimmy Burrow, Joe Burrow’s father, said his son has no issue going to the Cincinnati Bengals if they select him with the first overall pick.

“He’s excited to even be in that conversation and if the Bengals do draft him, he’s going to be happy,” Jimmy Burrow told Montreal’s TSN 690 radio, via Ben Baby of ESPN.com.

The LSU standout played his high school football at Athens High School, which is only 160 miles away from Cincinnati. This will be a bit of a homecoming for him if he is selected first overall (which all signs point towards).

A couple of years ago, Burrow was a relative unknown before transferring from Ohio State to LSU. His junior year he had a good season, but his senior year was when he really opened up everyone’s eyes. As a senior, Burrow threw for 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns, and only six interceptions.

Jimmy Burrow knows there might be some growing pains early with the Bengals, but he expects the team will turn it around and he can win a lot of games with them.

“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.”

Unless Burrow gets himself into legal trouble or suffers a devastating injury, it’s hard to imagine the Bengals would select anyone else. The team needs a franchise quarterback, and Burrow looks to be the perfect guy to fill that role.