Why we shouldn’t ignore the Joe Burrow/Miami Dolphins talk

LSU football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
LSU football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is going to be a hot commodity in the 2020 NFL Draft.

When Joe Burrow told reporters at the combine that he’d play for whoever drafted him, it seemed like the talk about the former LSU quarterback going anywhere but Cincinnati would end.

And it did….for a little while.

Now there’s a report that the Miami Dolphins are interested in making a “blockbuster” deal with the Bengals in order to draft Burrow.

The Miami Herald reported this week that the Dolphins will make an attempt to trade up for Burrow.

I mean, that’s not surprising at all. Any team that needs a quarterback has likely called the Bengals and at least inquired about a potential trade.

That doesn’t mean Cincinnati is interested in making a deal.

What is interesting, however, is Burrow’s Twitter activity.

Burrow recently “liked” a tweet about the Dolphins being active in free agency.

This might seem like nonsense, and maybe it is, but it’s not like Burrow is going around liking a ton of tweets. In total, he’s liked 1,216 tweets. That’s a relatively low amount for a Twitter user.

By comparison, I’ve liked 24,900 tweets (side note: maybe I should spend some time away from Twitter).

Maybe this all means nothing.

But I think it’s certainly something worth monitoring. Burrow has made it clear he wants to be on a team in position to win a Super Bowl. The Dolphins aren’t in that position right now, but it’s obvious from their offseason moves that they’re committed to bringing in key players to get the franchise to that point (tear it down to build it up).

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I’m not ready to suggest that Burrow is saying behind the scenes he doesn’t want to play for the Bengals, but it appears he’s at least letting his eyes wander a bit.