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Burrow to workout at LSU Pro Day
February 25, 2020
Burrow squashes rumors he won't go to Bengals
Projected No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow clarified his position on the Cincinnati Bengals selecting him as the number-one pick.
"I'm not gonna not play," the LSU quarterback told reporters at the scouting combine. "I'm a ballplayer. Whoever picks me, I'm gonna go show up."
Former No. 1 pick Steve Bartkowski suggested the 23-year-old should "pull an Eli Manning" and force his way to another team. Leading up to the combine, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner had refrained from saying outright that he wants to play for the Bengals.
"I don't know what's gonna happen, they might not pick me, they might fall in love with someone else," Burrow added Tuesday, via Albert Breer of The MMQB. "You guys kinda took that narrative and ran with it, but there's never been anything like that from my end."
Burrow said that it would be exciting to play in Southwest Ohio, near where he grew up.
"Yeah, absolutely," he said. "It's two hours, 15 minutes from my house. I could go home for dinner if I wanted to. Not a lot of pro athletes could get to do that."
Burrow won't throw or work out at the combine, but he intends to do so at LSU's pro day.
Joe Burrow capped his record-shattering season by passing for five touchdowns and running for one to lead No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory over No. 3 Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship game.
Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy, completed 31 of 49 passes for 463 yards and rushed 14 times for 58 yards. He finished the season with NCAA records of 60 touchdown passes and 65 touchdowns accounted for, breaking the marks of 58 and 63, set by Hawaii's Colt Brennan in 2006. Now, check this out: From 2015 to 2018, LSU quarterbacks threw 58 touchdown passes in 50 games.👀
"He's one of the greatest players in LSU history," LSU coach Ed Orgeron said of Burrow, who was selected the game's Offensive MVP. "He has done so much for the state of Louisiana and LSU. We are so grateful to Joe Burrow."
Consider the following about Joe Burrow:
- May 28, 2014: Commits to Ohio State before the senior high school season.
- December 3, 2014: Gets named Ohio's Mr. Football, as the best player in the state.
- 2015-17 Redshirts at Ohio State, sits behind QB J.T. Barrett
- April 14, 2018: Battles with Dwayne Haskins in the spring game for the QB spot.
- May 8, 2018: Ohio State announces Burrow will transfer.
- May 18, 2018: Burrow transfers to LSU.
- December 14, 2019: After leading LSU to an undefeated season, Burrow, a 200-1 longshot, wins the Heisman trophy by a record-breaking margin, receiving over 90% of the first-place votes.
- December 28, 2019: Burrow leads LSU to the title game. Ohio State falls one game short.
- Jan. 13, 2020: Joe Burrow and LSU win the national title.
- Burrow joins Jameis Winston and Cam Newton as the only No. 1 picks since the AFL/NFL merger to win the Heisman Trophy and the CFB National Championship.
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