Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Reed83HOF

Burrow - Bengals have top pick, but I have leverage

Recommended Posts

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28726662/joe-burrow-says-bengals-no-1-draft-pick-leverage

 

"I do have leverage," the former LSU quarterback said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, during a reception in Fort Worth in which he accepted the Davey O'Brien Award. "[The Bengals] have their process and I have my process. We haven't even gotten to the [NFL] combine yet. There's a lot of things that happen leading up to the draft and a lot of information gathered."

Edited by Reed83HOF

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He isn’t lying he does have leverage. Just not as much as he thinks he has. 

  • Like (+1) 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What leverage?  There's no "Philip Rivers" going in the top 4 with him....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm no college football fan, but it seems to me this kid only had one solid year as a starter.

  • Like (+1) 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Gugny said:

I'm no college football fan, but it seems to me this kid only had one solid year as a starter.

 

 

Same with Trubisky, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

 

Same with Trubisky, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen

 

None of whom came out and said they had leverage before the draft.

  • Like (+1) 4
  • Thanks! (+1) 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Reed83HOF said:

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28726662/joe-burrow-says-bengals-no-1-draft-pick-leverage

 

"I do have leverage," the former LSU quarterback said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, during a reception in Fort Worth in which he accepted the Davey O'Brien Award. "[The Bengals] have their process and I have my process. We haven't even gotten to the [NFL] combine yet. There's a lot of things that happen leading up to the draft and a lot of information gathered."

 

"I'd like to play football," Burrow said at a news conference. "So whoever takes me -- I'm a ballplayer, I'm gonna play."

 

Doesn't sound very concerned about "leverage" there. 

 

During the buildup to next week's scouting combine in Indianapolis, questions regarding Burrow's willingness to play for the Bengals have been the topic of media speculation. Burrow's mother, Robin, told the Star-Telegram on Monday that she was unaware of how that narrative originated.

 

"We have no idea where that comes from," Robin Burrow told the Texas newspaper. "It's a story out there that someone has created that doesn't have any substance -- from our perspective at least."

 

Makes me kind of wonder if the press specifically asked him some questions about leverage so they could create their narrative.

Or maybe despite what his mother and father have said, there's some fire under the media smoke 🤷‍♂️

  • Like (+1) 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Hapless Bills Fan said:

Makes me kind of wonder if the press specifically asked him some questions about leverage so they could create their narrative.

Never !!!!

😁

  • Haha (+1) 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

None of whom came out and said they had leverage before the draft.

Kyler Murray didn't have to say it.  The A's said it for him.

  • Like (+1) 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

"I'd like to play football," Burrow said at a news conference. "So whoever takes me -- I'm a ballplayer, I'm gonna play."

 

Doesn't sound very concerned about "leverage" there. 

 

During the buildup to next week's scouting combine in Indianapolis, questions regarding Burrow's willingness to play for the Bengals have been the topic of media speculation. Burrow's mother, Robin, told the Star-Telegram on Monday that she was unaware of how that narrative originated.

 

"We have no idea where that comes from," Robin Burrow told the Texas newspaper. "It's a story out there that someone has created that doesn't have any substance -- from our perspective at least."

 

Makes me kind of wonder if the press specifically asked him some questions about leverage so they could create their narrative.

Or maybe despite what his mother and father have said, there's some fire under the media smoke 🤷‍♂️

 

^^ Yup ^^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, Gugny said:

I'm no college football fan, but it seems to me this kid only had one solid year as a starter.

 

and it was statistically one of the best years in college football history 

  • Like (+1) 2
  • Thanks! (+1) 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Gugny said:

I'm no college football fan, but it seems to me this kid only had one solid year as a starter.

That's true, but the year he had and his physical tools put him above every prospect. Dude is going to be a legit NFL QB

  • Like (+1) 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, BruceVilanch said:

That's true, but the year he had and his physical tools put him above every prospect. Dude is going to be a legit NFL QB

That's not a guarantee. He isn't a generational prospect, not even close

 

He was the oldest person on the football field every single time he stepped on it last year.. it took him 5 years to put it together

 

He is nothing like an Andrew Luck prospect

  • Like (+1) 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

 

Same with Trubisky, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen

Correction.  Josh Allen had zero good years of football. Ever. At any level.

  • Like (+1) 1
  • Skeptical 1
  • Haha (+1) 5
  • Thanks! (+1) 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Jauronimo said:

Correction.  Josh Allen had zero good years of football. Ever. At any level.

Yeah...probably why he got drafted in the first round of the NFL. He had a 2:1 TD/INT ratio and over 5k yards in college. 

  • Like (+1) 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Reed83HOF said:

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28726662/joe-burrow-says-bengals-no-1-draft-pick-leverage

 

"I do have leverage," the former LSU quarterback said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, during a reception in Fort Worth in which he accepted the Davey O'Brien Award. "[The Bengals] have their process and I have my process. We haven't even gotten to the [NFL] combine yet. There's a lot of things that happen leading up to the draft and a lot of information gathered."

 

Didn’t Burrow’s Dad say he has no problem playing in Ohio for the Bengals?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This screams Eli Manning and the chargers lol. I think If Miami gets the opportunity their gonna do everything in their power to get Burrows and they have the ammo to back them up 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/18/2020 at 12:45 PM, Mr. WEO said:

What leverage?  There's no "Philip Rivers" going in the top 4 with him....

 

 

There was no Philip Rivers the year Elway came out either. The next QB picked was Ken O'Brien at #24. And yeah, Elway had the theoretical chance of going to baseball instead but he was never likely to do that.

 

These guys can take a year off and try again. It's not total control by any means, but it's leverage.

 

EDIT: Sorry, I must have been out-of-my-mind exhausted when I wrote this. Genuinely dumb mistake on my part. There absolutely were options between Elway and O'Brien, and much better options.

 

Having said that, despite my stupid mistake here, Burrows absolutely does have leverage here if he wants to use it. He may or may not.

Edited by Thurman#1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Gugny said:

I'm no college football fan, but it seems to me this kid only had one solid year as a starter.


If the footwork he showed this past season is here to stay, he should be among the best QBs in the NFL within a few years IMO. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more accurate passer over the course of a college season the way he was. 
 

And a watchful eye could tell he was special the year before as well; he just hadn’t fixed his footwork issues yet.

 

From the past 4 draft classes, he’s tied with Lamar for my 2nd highest grade. 

Edited by DCOrange
  • Like (+1) 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Gugny said:

I'm no college football fan, but it seems to me this kid only had one solid year as a starter.

 

Solid is not the greatest season in college QB history.

  • Thanks! (+1) 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

"I'd like to play football," Burrow said at a news conference. "So whoever takes me -- I'm a ballplayer, I'm gonna play."

 

Doesn't sound very concerned about "leverage" there. 

 

During the buildup to next week's scouting combine in Indianapolis, questions regarding Burrow's willingness to play for the Bengals have been the topic of media speculation. Burrow's mother, Robin, told the Star-Telegram on Monday that she was unaware of how that narrative originated.

 

"We have no idea where that comes from," Robin Burrow told the Texas newspaper. "It's a story out there that someone has created that doesn't have any substance -- from our perspective at least."

 

Makes me kind of wonder if the press specifically asked him some questions about leverage so they could create their narrative.

Or maybe despite what his mother and father have said, there's some fire under the media smoke 🤷‍♂️

 

Not like someone in the press creating a narrative that will create click-bate. That would never happen, right?

  • Like (+1) 1
  • Haha (+1) 1
  • Thanks! (+1) 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well his only real choice if the the Bengals draft him is sitting out a year and reentering the draft in 2021. If he does that he’ll be 25 at the end of his first year and 30 at the end of his first contract if he’s good. He isn’t a 21 year old he’d be prudent to start his career right away to try squeezing two big contracts out before he’s done 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Penfield45 said:

 

and it was statistically one of the best years in college football history 

 

I remember Tebow being an awesome college QB.  Don't even the best SEC QBs usually not do very well in the NFL?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...