Before Joe Burrow arrived at LSU, he played for Urban Meyer at Ohio State.
There’s been a lot of “talk” lately about whether or not Joe Burrow wants to play for the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bengals have the top pick in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft and they need a quarterback. Burrow, who grew up in Ohio, is widely regarded as the top prospect in the draft.
But over the last several weeks, there’s been some noise that maybe Burrow doesn’t want to play for the Bengals.
For what it’s worth, most of the “noise” is coming from talking heads who are just speculating. Burrow hasn’t said anything that indicates he doesn’t want to play for Cincinnati.
And as competitive as Burrow is, I’d have a hard time believing he wouldn’t want to go to the Bengals anyway.
Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, who signed Burrow in 2015, is known as one of the most fierce, competitive head coaches in college football history. So when he speaks on a player’s competitiveness, it’s probably accurate.
Back in November, Meyer described Burrow as a “competitive maniac”. That’s high praise coming from a coach who has won national championships at two different programs.
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Meyer noted that Burrow wasn’t naturally the best quarterback in the country. But because of his ultra competitive nature he was able to develop into the quarterback we saw in 2019.
Burrow isn’t looking for the easy road. He isn’t deterred by tough situations.
Sure, he wants to win a Super Bowl. And he’ll need weapons around him to do that.
But I have no doubt that Burrow believes he can go to any team in the NFL and win.
And that includes the Bengals.