There has been speculation that the Carolina Panthers are plotting to move up to the No. 1 pick to draft LSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor Joe Burrow. "The Bengals, in the opinion of many, can not pass on a potential franchise quarterback in Burrow, whose father already has said his son has no qualms about going to Cincinnati".
Burrow put his expertise on display in front of thousands inside Mercedes-Benz Superdome and millions watching at home as he threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score to lead No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory against No. 3 Clemson on Monday night to win the national championship.More news: Republican Muslim candidate Dalia al-Aqidi looks to unseat Omar
In an interview with the Bengals' in-house website, Cincinnati quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt praised Burrow's ability to create plays, limit turnovers and make good decisions.
Joe Burrow is likely going from being on top of the college football world in January to the top of many NFL teams' draft boards come April.
Burrow believes he's up to the challenge of turning around the franchise, according to his father Jimmy Burrow. You're not gonna get picked by a team that has a great record.More news: Brazil's culture minister sacked after speech echoing Nazi propagandist Goebbels
"He'll look at it as a challenge", Jimmy Burrow said. He's always done. You've probably seen some of his interviews. "The Ohio people are ecstatic about this opportunity, maybe, that that could happen". But there's a long way between now and the draft. They are widely speculated to choose LSU's Burrow with that pick. "He feels it", Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said.
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