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Cincinnati Bengals: 3 reasons Joe Burrow should skip the Senior Bowl

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers celebrates during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers celebrates during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 11: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers attends media day for the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 11, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 11: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers attends media day for the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 11, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Joe Burrow has had the kind of season that any college player would dream off. Going into Monday night’s championship game, the LSU quarterback is undefeated, won the Heisman Trophy, and is the likely first overall pick in the NFL Draft. The idea that he needs an additional game after Clemson is almost too absurd to comprehend.

Most simply put, the game against Clemson is about as ideal of game conditions to observe a quarterback under. He’s had a long season, earned every accolade possible, and can’t possibly do anymore or any less to add to what has been a remarkable year.

It is understandable that Taylor and the Bengals would love the opportunity to spend a “get to know each other” week with the quarterback who will possibly lead them into the next decade. Additionally, officials at the Senior Bowl would love to have the Heisman winner as part of their event. But let’s face facts, at the very least, it’s greedy on behalf of both organizations to want Burrow after such a big game.

The Bengals and the rest of the NFL world have had an entire season worth of tape on the LSU quarterback, including huge games against Alabama, the SEC Championship, Oklahoma, and Monday nights game against Clemson. One additional game just isn’t necessary.

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