The Bengals need a franchise quarterback that can fit into Zac Taylor’s system. While the talk has been between Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert, the Bengals should take the reigning Heisman Trophy and National Championship winner.
Andy Dalton has played nine seasons in black and orange but the Bengals have not won a playoff game with him at the helm. His career postseason record is 0-4, and they have not been in the playoffs since 2014. The Bengals may look to trade him before the draft to gain extra draft capital to build on their younger core of talent.
Joe Burrow had an explosive year last year throwing for 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions and has shown he can be a franchise quarterback at the next level. History may repeat itself by having the Heisman Trophy and National Championship winner selected number one overall (Carson Palmer, 2003) if Cincinnati decides to select Burrow.