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.