Bored sports writers have tried to wish away the fact that the Cincinnati Bengals are going to draft Joe Burrow, the best QB prospect in a while. They’ve dreamed up trade scenarios, ridiculously suggested Cincinnati will take Chase Young first overall, and hoped Burrow—a standup kid with integrity—would “pull an Eli” and force the Bengals to trade him.
One of the worst parts about all this noise is the idea that the Bengals will ruin Burrow. They seem to be forgetting the incredible weapons he’ll have at his disposal next year, including A.J. Green, Joe Mixon, Tyler Boyd, John Ross, and probably another receiver taken in the first three rounds of Thursday’s Draft.
But more importantly, they’re disrespecting the great quarterbacks that have played in Cincinnati over the last 40-plus years. Younger fans know Andy Dalton and Carson Palmer, but they may not know much about Greg Cook, Ken Anderson, Boomer Esiason, or Jeff Blake.
So here’s a little video tribute to help us appreciate our greats. Enjoy!