This Sunday, the No. 1 and 6 overall picks in the 2020 NFL Draft will battle it out in Cincinnati.
Burrow spoke about the upcoming quarterback battle on Thursday afternoon. In doing so, he revealed a surprising tidbit.
Burrow was convinced Herbert was going to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The former LSU quarterback, of course, went on to have a record-breaking season, win a national championship and Heisman Trophy and was drafted first overall by the Bengals. Herbert went a few picks later to the Chargers at No. 6.
“I never thought I’d be the No. 1 pick. I was some unknown back-up guy for three years,” Burrow said.
Joe Burrow said he followed Justin Herbert in college and said Herbert was in line to be the top overall pick in '20. Burrow: "I never thought I'd be the No. 1 pick. I was some unknown back-up guy for three years."
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You’d imagine Joe Burrow is itching at the opportunity to battle Justin Herbert and prove he was worth of the No. 1 overall pick. He doesn’t have much left to prove, though.
Burrow is a terrific young star, as is Herbert. The Chargers quarterback put up record-breaking numbers during his rookie season. Burrow didn’t play the full year after going down with a season-ending injury.
Both the Chargers and Bengals are now vying for a spot in the postseason. Sunday’s game should be a good one.