By Robert Gearty
Published January 17, 2020
Burrow had a season for the ages as LSU’s quarterback, winning the Heisman Trophy and Monday's national championship game. As it happens, The Bengals, who managed just two wins, are in the market for a signal caller and the sports world's consensus is that Ohio native Burrow is too good to pass up.
“We’ve talked about it,” Jimmy Burrow told a radio station in Montreal, according to Fox 19 Cincinnati. "I can be in my seat in three-and-a-half hours from Athens (Ohio). That’s certainly a positive. He’s excited to be in that conversation and if the Bengals do draft him, he’s going to be happy.”
Joe Burrow joined his teammates and the LSU coaching staff for a trip to Washington and a visit Friday to the White House Friday to meet President Trump.
Joe Burrow played high school football at Athens High and was an Ohio State Buckeye for three years before transferring to LSU.
The elder Burrow is a veteran of the Canadian Football League and was a coach at Ohio University in Athens for years, ESPN reported.
Jimmy Burrow said he doesn't know if his son will meet with the Bengals' coaching staff next week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., the network reported.
Joe Burrow threw a single-season college Division I record 60 touchdowns passes in 2019.
Jimmy Burrow said his son won’t be concerned with the Bengal’s history that includes no playoff wins since 1991.
"He'll look at it as a challenge," Jimmy Burrow said. "But he'll be confident that eventually, they can win a lot of games there in Cincinnati."
The NFL draft begins Thursday, April 23, in Las Vegas.