Joe Burrow has been linked to the Cincinnati Bengals ever since the AFC cellar-dwellers secured the No. 1 overall pick. But it seems that the Heisman Trophy winner isn’t the only elite QB prospect that they have their eyes on. According to NBC Sports’ Peter King, there are people within the Bengals organization who identify as “true believers” in Oregon QB Justin Herbert.
King explained that if they could be sure that Herbert was available after sliding down a few picks, the Bengals might be open to a trade and draft Herbert instead.
The Miami Dolphins (5th overall), Los Angeles Chargers (6th overall) and even the Carolina Panthers (7th overall) have the assets and aggression to move up if they want Burrow or Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 1 overall pick.
Could the market be going sour on Burrow?
NFL.com Draft analyst Bucky Brooks does not have Burrow as his top rated QB.
Brooks says he would go a different route.
Tagovailoa is the most talented QB1 in the class with a game that’s eerily similar to a left-handed version of Drew Brees. Despite an injury history that could make some decision-makers pause, Tagovailoa’s A-plus arm talent, athleticism and intangibles make him an intriguing option as a franchise quarterback
I have said from the beginning of the draft talk.
You can’t go with a guy who has 1 great season..but could not get off the bench at Ohio State.
The safe pick for Cincinnati is very simple. Stay in state and go with Chase Young from Ohio State. If you are dead set on a QB trade down. Let someone else take the risk on Joe Burrow.