Several weeks after handing him a Bengals helmet on live TV, former Bengals great Boomer Esiason is the latest to offer his thoughts on Joe Burrow and the near inevitability that the Bengals will take him with the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft.
During his radio show today on sight of Super Bowl LIV, Esiason gave his honest evaluation of the Heisman Trophy winner he first met back in December.
“I know what I see. I see greatness,” Esiason said. “He could be that guy. That’s what the Bengals need. That’s what every team needs.”
As the conductor of the last Bengals team that made it past the divisional round of the playoffs, Esiason has seen other teams find their franchise quarterback and lead them to greatness.
For 30 years, the Bengals have yet to find someone that could do what Esiason did, and while they were close with Carson Palmer and even Andy Dalton, the difference with Burrow is obvious, especially for Esiason.
“This kid is different. This kid is special. Mr. Ohio Football,” Esiason continued. “Very few times do you have the right guy from the right area that carries himself at a very high, mature level.”
At the end of the day, Esiason is on the same train on thought as everyone else in the football world.
“I don’t see how the Bengals don’t pick him.”