Cincinnati Bengals: Reuniting Joe Burrow with Joe Brady seems too obvious
The Cincinnati Bengals have won seven games ever since Zac Taylor took over as the head coach in 2019. There are way too many times when it looks like Taylor is in over his head as a head coach and there was an article floating around about him this summer where someone was quoted as saying Taylor had no business being a head coach in the NFL.
With all of that said, there’s one potential option who makes all the sense in the world for the Bengals if they do decide to fire Taylor and that’s Joe Brady, who’s currently the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers.
Brady worked with Joe Burrow at LSU during Burrow’s prolific 2019 season where he threw for over 5,600 yards and 60 touchdowns and reuniting the two is the best course of action for this franchise moving forward.
Zach Ragan of Death Valley Voice (FanSided’s site covering LSU) discussed how hiring Brady is the only way Cincinnati will have success with Burrow.
"The combination of Brady and Burrow lit the college football world on fire in 2019 (Brady was LSU’s passing game coordinator in 2019).The Bengals are seemingly trying to recreate that relationship with Taylor and Burrow, but there’s no recreating it. Brady and Burrow have something special together that can’t be explained. They just…go together.There is no better scenario than Brady, Burrow, and Chase together in Cincinnati. If Burrow doesn’t have MVP-caliber success in that situation, then it’s simply not possible."
While Bengals fans still want to see Taylor turn things around, the idea of Brady taking over the reigns in the Queen City is quite appealing. He’s previously worked with both Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase and it’d be a great situation for these young guys to fall into, as, yes they’d have a new head coach but it’d be a guy they worked with a lot in the past and who they had the most success with.
The Cincinnati Bengals need to give Joe Brady a call.
Brady has proven he’s good at what he does, as he’s seemingly turned Sam Darnold into a respectable quarterback through three games. Even without Christian McCaffrey on Thursday night, Darnold threw for over 300 yards and looks like a whole new man in Carolina.
Burrow doesn’t need help refining his skills — He’s a good quarterback and we all know that. Having Brady in town could help Burrow get the ball out of his hands quickly and he’d hopefully be a more aggressive play-caller when it comes to his offense.
Taylor isn’t officially on the hot seat yet but winning just seven games heading into Week 3 of year three isn’t good. With the Browns and Ravens only getting better and the Steelers always being a force, Cincinnati can’t just be content with what they have.
Go out and hire Joe Brady for the 2022 season. It’s the best possible move for Joe Burrow moving forward.