The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner, National Champion, and LSU legend Joe Burreaux hopped on "Off The Bench" Baton Rouge's premier show at the ESPN affiliate this morning to remember his magical run for the Tigers and look ahead to his future in the NFL.
Of course he was asked about the damn near certainty of him going number one overall to the Cincinnati Bengals and the challenges that will come with that. His answer was interesting, and one I thought was pretty funny.
"You know the Draft is funny because there's not a lot of professions that pick you to - you know engineers don't get drafted to certain companies. So that's kind of peculiar in you know the capitalistic ways of the United States, but that's how it is. And the team that have the worst year pick at the top, and that's why they're (the Bengals) are there so you know whatever team I go to it's going to be a challenge to begin and I'm going to have to persevere through it just like I've done in the past."
Look at my man dropping economical theories and discussion amidst a sports interview.
He did his best to put on his politician cap and say "you know I hate how this process works because I'm Joe fuckin' Burrow and I shouldn't have to go play for a garbage franchise like the Bengals" without saying it. But I know that's what you were saying, Joe.
Pull an Eli Manning! Pull a John Elway! Get out while you can - who cares what Bengals fans think. Everyone else in the world would totally side with you on this one.
Hey, if you get your way out of Cincy but somehow still land in Miami then at least you got South Beach as your home for the next 10 years. Not a bad way to make a buck.
Look, I know he won't do that because he's a standup guy that doesn't back down from a challenge, but damn man. I wouldn't blame you if you did.
That's what I love about Joe, though. He's got a quiet confidence of an assassin and he won't back down from it. They don't call him "Big Dick Joe" for nothin'.