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Report: Blockbuster Trade Offer Was Made For Joe Burrow

Cincinnati Bengals second-year quarterback Joe Burrow on the field.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals drops back to pass against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals selected LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Roughly two years later, the Bengals are set to play the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.

Another team did its best to make sure that didn't happen, though.

According to a report from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Miami Dolphins made a blockbuster trade offer for the No. 1 overall pick in 2020.

Cincinnati, of course, said no. However, Miami put a pretty big offer on the table.

“What would the price have been? Sources say Miami was willing to trade all three No. 1 picks it had in 2020 — including the No. 5 pick that wound up being Tua Tagovailoa — and potentially more,” Rapoport wrote for NFL.com. “There was not a consensus on what it would take, just that Miami wanted to try. The Bengals made sure it wasn’t a thing.

“Owner Stephen Ross was among the voices pushing hardest for the trade, according to sources. In the end, the Bengals never considered it. They selected Burrow, and the rest will live in Bengals history.”

What might have been, indeed.

Alas, the Bengals and the Chiefs are set to play in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. E.T.

The game will air on CBS.