Blogger's Note: This was published last night when the Bengals still had a mathematical chance for the No. 1 pick, but this higher level of thinking must be discussed
Now this is the advanced type of thinking I love to see in 2020! PFF roped me in with its aesthetically pleasing name and their grades that are easy for my brain to compute because they are out of 100. But it is questions like this that tickle the mind that really gets me going. I don't know what the take was in that 57 second video since they deleted the tweet.
It's been almost a FULL YEAR since Joe Burrow completed maybe the greatest college football season ever and outdueled Trevor Lawrence on his way to a National Championship. and Burrow has never made it through a full season in the NFL. Plus let's be honest, the thought of the Bengals drafting a quarterback number 1 every season only to watch something horrific happen to him behind a bad offensive line seems like something that would happen to Bengals fans. Especially if they skipped out on a tackle prospect like this to protect their current QB1 whose body finally gave way after the 1000th brutal hit of the season.
However, we all know that you cannot pass up a franchise quarterback if he's out there. Even if you have a quarterback everyone seemed to think was a franchise quarterback by not only the way he played but the way he carried himself and his giant nuts. Maybe just maybe PFF went big brain on us and dug into the stats that said that Trevor Lawrence is the best QB prospect ever on 1st and 2nd downs while Joe Burrow is who you want in there on 3rd downs. We know the old saying "If you have two quarterbacks, you have none". But what if you have two FRANCHISE quarterbacks?
Sorry Jags and Jets fans, but I am now rooting for the Bengals to win the Tank For Trevor Sweepstakes. Not that it matters anyway since I am prety sure the only team that's allowed to draft a quarterback prospect on the level of John Elway, Peyton Manning, and Andrew Luck is the Colts.