5:40 PM PT -- Cincy is wasting no time welcoming the Burrow era -- the Bengals team shop is already selling jerseys of their newest quarterback.
On top of that, the Bengals are selling Burrow autographed helmets, footballs and a bunch of other memorabilia!!
5:25 PM PT -- The Ohio boy is coming home -- the Cincinnati Bengals have selected Heisman winner Joe Burrow with the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft!!
There's no surprise here ... the LSU champ is fresh off arguably the best college football season EVER (Brett Favre even said so!) ... and was at the top of every mock draft.
Seriously, peep these numbers -- 5,671 yards, 65 total TDs, and a 76% completion percentage. Sheeeesh.
The Bengals were so set on their guy, they refused to listen to trade offers from other teams looking to snag Burrow.
It's a great story ... Burrow grew up in The Plains, OH was a high school superstar with the Athens HS Bulldogs -- less than 3 hours from his new home in the Queen City.
It'll be interesting to see if Joey changes his stance on Skyline Chili -- a Cincinnati staple -- which he's previously referred to as "trash."
BTW -- the draft is looking a lot different this year ... with all the biggest prospects virtually tuning in to hear their names called.
Congrats on becoming a millionaire, Joe!!
There can only be one Tiger King and it sure as hell ain't Netflix star Joe Exotic ... so says LSU coach Ed Orgeron, who's deemed Joe Burrowthe REAL owner of that title.
Of course, Joe is one of the greatest LSU Tigers in school history despite only 2 years with the program ... and he broke a bunch of school records during his run in Baton Rouge.
Coach O agrees ... 'cause when he was randomly asked about Netflix's mega-hit docuseries prior to Thursday's draft ... he made sure to mention his former superstar QB is the only guy worthy of the title.
"None of that 'Tiger King' business," Orgeron told ESPN. "There's only one Tiger King and he's fixin' to get drafted first tonight!!!"
LSU coach Ed Orgeron was asked if he's watched Tiger King.
"None of that Tiger King business. There's only one tiger king and he's fixin' to get drafted first tonight"
Well, as it turns out Coach O's TRUE Tiger King is about to remain a tiger ... 'cause the Cincinnati Bengals are CERTAINLY drafting the Ohio kid with the #1 overall pick in a little bit. It's a matter of WHEN not IF.