Anyone want to play quarterback for the Bengals?
Leigh Steinberg, who represents Tua Tagovailoa, joked on the radio Thursday that he wanted Cincinnati to defeat Joe Burrow with the No. 1 in the 2020 NFL Draft.
"You want to make sure that your customer is well organized," said Steinberg 97.3 ESPN FM in New Jersey on Thursday. "I hope Cincy falls in love with Joe Burrow."
The Bengals have the first choice after a 2:14 record in the worst league. The team from Andy Dalton, the 32-year-old veteran, is expected to switch to LSU's Burrow.
After Steinberg's controversial comments, he tweeted that he was only joking about the possibility that the Bengalis could write Tagovailoa.
"#BENGALS Someone @Bengals on the radio series teased me with Mike Brown and I was joking. Any customer I have would love to go to Cincinnati, nice city, good people." he wrote on Thursday,
Tagovailoa's agent refers to a hot microphone moment when he stood in front of the camera and said, "Oh my god, Mike Brown" after his client David Klingler was selected by the Bengalis in the first round of the 1992 NFL draft. Klingler was a superstar at the University of Houston, but started two seasons for the team.
Steinberg also represented Oregon quarterback Akili Smith in the 1999 NFL draft. He was selected by the Bengals in the third round and played four disappointing seasons for the team.
Tagovailoa had been talking about number 1 in the overall rating before suffering a devastating hip injury to the state of Mississippi on November 16. His stock proposal suffered a blow due to concerns about long-term health and durability.
"I feel really good," Tagovailoa told NFL Network on Thursday. "We are on the way to a complete recovery."
The 21-year-old from Hawaii plans to participate in quarterback workouts at the combine on February 27 he says his goal is to be won [his] medical and then go in and interview with the teams. "
Quarterback is just a gap that the Bengals have to fill in rebuilding the team. Cincinnati was 30th in the league in points per game, 29th in meters and 24th in bags.
Retired quarterback Carson Palmer warned Burrow of the lack of a culture of success within the organization.
"That's why I wanted to get out: I never felt that way [Bengals’] The organization really tried to win a Super Bowl and really chase the Super Bowl. " Palmer told Damon Amendolara on Wednesday on the CBS Sports Radio. "Because today is the age. Today's game is that you can not only hope that you draw well and do not rely on free agents, but simply end up in the Super Bowl. You have to get it."
Despite all of this, according to Jimmy Burrow, Joe Burrow's suspected number 1 is "excited to be able to take part in this conversation at all."
"Whenever you are the top pick or one of the top picks, you are not chosen by a team that has a great record," said Jimmy Burrow of Montreal's TSN 690 after the College Football National Championship. "He'll be confident that they can win a lot of games there at Cincinnati someday."