Bengals owner Mike Brown met with Joe Burrow for combine interview
Mike Brown apparently is trying to make his best impression on Joe Burrow to make sure his future franchise quarterback is satisfied.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the Cincinnati Bengals owner met with Burrow at the NFL Scouting Combine. Rapoport says that is not unusual, but Brown’s aim was to address any concern Burrow may have had about playing for the Bengals.
“Brown wanted to be the one to address any concerns that Burrow may have had. He wanted to be the one to talk to the top prospect, lay everything out, and make sure Burrow had all the information to make whatever decision would be necessary,” Rapoport said.
Rapoport also noted that the Bengals then uncharacteristically spent money in free agency. They paid players like D.J. Reader, Trae Wayans, and Xavier Su’a-Filo.
There was some chatter in February that Burrow could pull an “Eli Manning” and refuse to play for the Bengals. But it seems like the two sides got on the same page. All in all, Burrow’s interview with the Bengals was said to have gone well.
Burrow is expected to become the No. 1 pick in the draft, which will be held April 23-25.
From @NFLTotalAccess: #Bengals owner Mike Brown took part in the team's Combine meeting with #LSU QB Joe Burrow, which — while not rare — did allow Burrow to ask Brown in-person any questions he may have had about Cincy. pic.twitter.com/mYOUR0VhNI
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 30, 2020