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Dolphins reportedly view Joe Burrow as next Joe Montana; trying to build massive trade package

Music to Bengals fans ears.

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Joe Burrow is a very special quarterback prospect that an NFL franchise simply cannot pass on.

That’s the case with the Bengals, who have remained steadfast in their desire to make Burrow the No. 1 overall pick of the NFL Draft. Every indication is that decision has already been made, as it’s now just a matter of waiting for Cincinnati to announce it later tonight.

However, that hasn’t stopped the Dolphins from attempting to make a Godfather-type offer to get Burrow, who they view as the next Joe Montana, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.

Adding to this, Pro Football Talk reports the Dolphins are actually attempting to acquire the No. 3 overall pick from the Lions to pair with the No. 5 pick in a massive trade package to pry Burrow away from the Bengals.

Getting two top-five picks would be nice, but neither of those prospects would be Joe Burrow, and that’s all the reason Cincinnati needs to not even entertain the offer, especially if you think he has Hall of Fame potential like a Montana-level prospect would.

It’s hard to see Burrow having as good of a career as Montana, but just being mentioned in the same breath is even more reason for Bengals fans to celebrate and enjoy every second of tonight’s draft.