Joe Burrow should make the Bengals a more popular team in free agency

Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals have their franchise quarterback in Joe Burrow and he’s going to make them a more popular team to sign with in free agency. This is the opinion that former Packers wide receiver and now NFL analyst Greg Jennings shared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

This quote from Jennings’ appearance is courtesy of James Rapien of Sports Illustrated:

"“The Cincinnati Bengals with acquiring Joe Burrow as their pick last season, they’re going to attract so many guys now because we all see the potential in Joe Burrow,” Jennings said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “He has nowhere near Aaron’s level as far as his resume, but we see something there and that’s going to attract you. When you have a piece at that position that is so very important and valuable—that can be the determining factor of whether a free agent comes or he goes and turns around and goes the other way.”"

Bengals fans certainly hope this is the case!

We’ve all seen how the Chiefs having Patrick Mahomes and the Buccaneers having Tom Brady have made those two teams popular landing spots for players in free agency and that’s what Bengals fans hope to see their team become.

Burrow could most definitely have that effect in free agency next year if he takes a major leap in 2021. This will especially be great if top-tier offensive linemen want to come to Cincinnati because that’s one of the most important spots on this team. We already saw how Burrow worked his magic to help land Riley Reiff so maybe this could become a bigger trend in the coming years.

Joe Burrow makes the Bengals a more popular team in free agency.

The only problem with this theory is that the AFC North is brutal. If teams want to go to a surefire division winner, Cincinnati probably isn’t the best destination, as they have not just one tough divisional rival, but three. Most teams have maybe one tough divisional foe they have to trade blows with, but not the AFC North.

Still, if Burrow balls out in year two and makes the Bengals a more relevant team, there’s no telling what kind of impact that could have on this team in free agency next year. Maybe they even finish the season with a winning record or close to winning record and free agents see that the Bengals are very much on the rise.

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If so, the Cincinnati Bengals will have Burrow to thank for their good fortunes in free agency. Having a franchise quarterback is the goal in the NFL and the Bengals have that. Now, to reap the benefits!