Could the Cincinnati Bengals actually pass on selecting Joe Burrow for another quarterback?
The Cincinnati Bengals hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but there has been recent talks of Miami trying to put a package together to move up in the draft.
Talking about the possibility of either the Dolphins or the Chargers moving up to the No. 1 overall pick to get Joe Burrow — NBC Sports’ Peter King reported there are some “true believers” in Oregon’s Justin Herbert within the Bengals organization, making a trade a possibility.
“As for the Bengals, the only way I say yes to the deal is if Herbert or Tagovailoa is 1b to Burrow’s 1a. They’d have to be very close. If they are, and if the Dolphins make my fictitious offer, the Bengals should do the deal. I’ve heard there are some inside the Bengals who are true believers in Herbert, and if so, such a deal could be intelligent for Cincinnati,” wrote King on Monday.
A number of mock drafts have projected Herbert being the No. 2 quarterback in the draft instead of Tua after Burrow going at No. 1. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein released his mock draft that had the Dolphins swapping their No. 5 pick for Cincinnatti’s No. 1 overall pick, the Bengals would instead get Herbert at No. 5.
“With the Bengals trading back in this scenario, it’s worth noting that head coach Zac Taylor and his staff should have a feel for Herbert after working with him at the Senior Bowl in January. If they liked what they saw, it might be enough to allow them to accept this trade and make this pick,” wrote Zierlein.
Herbert is listed at 6’6″ and 236 pounds with elite arm strength and he only further the positive talk about him by showcasing some of the best speed and agility among quarterbacks in this class at the combine.
Herbert finished with 3,471 yards, 32 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 66.8 completion percentage during the 2019 season.