LSU Football: Joe Burrow has accepted his fate with the Cincinnati Bengals

LSU football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
LSU football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

For the tenth time this offseason, we can put to rest the idea that LSU football’s Joe Burrow doesn’t want to play for the Cincinnati Bengals.

In an offseason where there should be no drama surrounding the first overall pick, there’s managed to be plenty of drama surrounding LSU football’s Joe Burrow and the team that possesses the first overall pick — the Cincinnati Bengals.

There’s been several manufactured narratives that Burrow doesn’t want to play for Cincinnati. But those narratives were seemingly put to rest at the combine when Burrow told reporters he’d play for whoever drafted him.

Still, this is the sports world we’re talking about. And rumors/narratives tend to persist.

Even after Burrow is drafted by the Bengals and (eventually) signs his contract, there will still probably be rumors that he’s unhappy in Cincinnati.

But for now, it appears that Burrow is excited be a part of Cincinnati’s future. The Heisman winning quarterback “liked” a tweet from former Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson on Wednesday that was directed at Burrow.  The tweet said “I know you can see this tweet, don’t answer publicly just save it in your likes as a response, i f—g love you man, see you in Cincinnati soon”.

Johnson finished the tweet with #Whodey.

Sounds like Burrow is excited to get to work in Cincinnati.

Now, back to the the crazy narrative this offseason that Burrow didn’t want to play for the Bengals.

That was a storyline that several talking heads ran with out of nowhere. But there’s one ESPN analyst who was actually disgusted by the shade thrown at Cincinnati.

“I’m disgusted by it, Greeny. It makes me sick”, said draft analyst Mel Kiper to Mike Greenberg on ESPN’s Get Up on Wednesday .

Kiper added “Ironically, nobody wanted Joe Burrow coming out of high school. He said, ‘Hey, nobody wanted me.’ OK, now you’re gonna say, ‘I don’t want to go to the Bengals?’ Now all of a sudden you’re gonna flip the script? Uh-uh. Joe Burrow will be fine. The Bengals will be fine.”

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I’ve said all offseason that Burrow can change the trajectory of a franchise. And that’s exactly what he’s going to do in Cincinnati.