Bengals’ Mike Brown played pivotal role in meeting with Joe Burrow
All signs continue to point toward the Cincinnati Bengals taking quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. It seems even team owner Mike Brown has taken a hands-on approach with the process.
The Bengals were able to meet with Burrow among the other top prospects during the NFL Combine. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Brown made sure that the two were able to get well-acquainted:
“From what I understand, Brown wanted to be the one face-to-face who addressed any concerns Burrow may have. He wanted to talk to the top prospect, lay everything out and make sure Burrow had all the information to make whatever decisions would be necessary.”
Brown’s efforts are hardly a rare occurrence for most owners when it comes to such major decisions. Regardless, it only serves as further evidence of the Bengals’ interest in Burrow as their future franchise quarterback.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding the prospect of Cincinnati’s potentially giving up the No. 1 pick in the draft to one of the many quarterback-hungry teams behind them. Despite their busy offseason, they still have a number of voids to fill and a package of quality picks could certainly help them kickstart the movement.
Although Brown and the Bengals all-in on Burrow as their top pick, it appears they wanted to make sure that the feeling was mutual. After all, the team is in the midst of a grueling rebuild and are in desperate need of a spark under center to help turn their fortunes around. They even doubled down on his arrival by spending big money in free agency to improve the roster on both sides of the ball.