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Jimmy Burrow thinks his son is ‘going to be happy’ with the Bengals

Joe Burrow’s dad doesn’t think that his son will be afraid of the challenge of turning the Bengals around.

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The obvious pick for the Bengals at first overall in a few months is Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow. That creates some pretty slow news days though, so there has been an idea manufactured that Burrow could possibly refuse to play for Cincinnati in the same way that Eli Manning and John Elway did.

This is a notion that Jimmy Burrow, Joe Burrow’s father, is here to stomp that idea out before it gets any momentum. He talked with Montreal’s TSN 690 Radio about the possibility of his son joining the Bengals.

“He’s excited to even be in that conversation and if the Bengals do draft him, he’s going to be happy,” The father of the Heisman winning quarterback said. “He’ll look at it as a challenge, but he’ll be confident that eventually they can win a lot of games there in Cincinnati.”

This should help help quiet concerns for Burrow possibly forcing his way out of being drafted by the Bengals for now. The quarterback hasn’t said an ill word of Cincinnati, outside of his disdain for their signature chili. This idea was merely created as a hypothetical and rolled from there.

It also doesn’t help that Bengals fans have become accustomed to the worst case scenario playing its way out, so being presented with such an obvious good thing many fans are trying to figure out what the catch will be.

Don’t worry, there will still be many other concerns that the national media throws at Cincinnati to make this seem like the Bengals don’t deserve Burrow as their quarterback. It is like the team picking first overall is rarely a desirable landing spot for a young developing player, but a player like Burrow could create a change that helps put Cincinnati on a different trajectory

We should expect to hear more and more from the Bengals and Burrow about each other over the next few months as this marriage is far too obvious to not happen. Burrow likely realizes that if he is able to get a playoff win for the Bengals in his career that he will be viewed as a hero. However, with his view on wanting to be the best and constantly prove people wrong, his goals won’t be that low. Also being in Cincinnati will give him all the fuel he could ever need to prove somebody wrong.