LSU quarterback Joe Burrow will have to “pull an Eli Manning” with the Cincinnati Bengals, and insist the workforce keep away from him or industry him when draft comes round, a former No. 1 pick out stated Monday.
Steve Bartkowski used to be decided on No. 1 total in 1975 by means of the Atlanta Falcons out of California. He advised the Castle Price Megastar-Telegram what he would advise Burrow to do if the Bengals finally end up opting for him first.
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“They’re Ohio guys,” he advised the newspaper. “I would possibly’ve angry them by means of telling them that. If it’s the Bengals, I believe I’d pull an Eli Manning on that one. I stated, you’ve were given an opportunity to try this. That’s came about. [John] Elway more or less set the tone, then the Mannings delved into it after Eli used to be picked by means of San Diego.”
Bartkowski took a jab on the Bengals as smartly.
“It’s no longer the most efficient group,” he advised the Megastar-Telegram. “You realize, occasions trade, issues trade. Atlanta wasn’t a excellent group till Arthur Clean purchased the workforce. It used to be a horrible group. They didn’t know the suitable hand from the left to be fair.”
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Bartkowski performed 11 seasons with the Falcons and posted a profitable document 3 times. He had 23,470 passing yards and 154 landing passes with Atlanta. He performed one season with the Los Angeles Rams in 1986.
“I do know what it’s like to visit a bottom-feeder workforce. I’d hate to peer that occur to him, to be fair. They beat me up. I spent extra time on the clinic improving from accidents my first 3 years than I did throwing touchdowns. It used to be tricky.”
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Burrow had probably the most absolute best faculty seasons of any quarterback ever. He shot up draft forums in the course of the 2019 season and by means of the tip of it, used to be the consensus No. 1 pick out by means of the professionals. Whilst rumors swirl about the place he needs to play in 2020, Burrow hasn’t stated he doesn’t wish to play in Cincinnati.