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Bengals Reportedly "Not Even Pretending" To Consider Offers For No. 1 Pick

Joe Burrow fist pumps during the national championship game.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers reacts to a touchdown against Clemson Tigers during the third quarter in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

If there was any leftover doubt that the Cincinnati Bengals will take Joe Burrow No. 1 overall on Thursday, you can probably eliminate it now.

ESPN's Dianna Russini reported this morning that the Bengals "are not even pretending" to contemplate any offers for the No. 1 overall pick. There's no way they will trade out of the spot.

This all but officially christens Burrow as the franchise's new quarterback. The Ohio native will have the opportunity to begin his pro career in his home state.

While there were whispers a few months ago that Burrow could pull an Eli Manning and force his way out of Cincinnati, or even that Miami would try to sway the Bengals to give up the No. 1 pick with a king's ransom of assets, this was always the most likely outcome.

Once Roger Goodell officially announces Burrow's name over webcam Thursday night, you can expect the Bengals Burrow jerseys to fly off the shelves.

Now that we've gotten the No. 1 pick out of the way, attention turns to the Washington Redskins at No. 2. As of this morning, there was a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson that one team had laid out "a complete deal" to acquire the coveted pick from the 'Skins.

However, it is still widely expected that Washington will do the conventional and take Ohio State defensive end Chase Young second overall. That means the fireworks in this draft might start with the Detroit Lions at No. 3.