After escaping the chance of ending up on the wrong side of NFL history by winning two games during the regular season, the Bengals earned the top overall pick in this year’s draft, and seem to have their eyes set on Burrow.
As unfair of a move as this may seem to someone like Andy Dalton since Cincinnati’s current quarterback isn’t fully responsible for what took place this past season, the Bengals clearly need to move on.
Someone like Dalton can only receive so many opportunities to prove themselves worthy of the starting job, and the last thing Cincinnati can afford to do is look back at the draft realizing they made a mistake by passing on Burrow.
Sure, the argument can be made that Chase Young would be just as great of a selection since the Ohio State product is arguably the top defender from this year’s draft class, the best way for the Bengals to become elite again in the AFC is to find a young, new quarterback.
There are no guarantees that Burrow will turn out to be a solid NFL quarterback, but the 60 touchdown passes in 15 games this past season for the Tigers compared to just six interceptions is insane to think about from a potential perspective.