NFL teams that select players in the first round do so with the expectation that the guy will be able to start right away for them.
That is especially true for guys that are taken in the top 10, and a unique benefit to those paying attention as both Colorado sports betting to begin in May enters the gaming scene and as teams hope those players can come in and make a difference right away.
And while quarterbacks, in the past, haven’t really started in the first game they’ve been on the roster for, that trend is beginning to change. Some of these guys have even been able to make an impact right away.
The Bengals hope LSU product Joe Burrow can do exactly that, as he was taken with the first overall pick last week. Not only that, he believes he’ll be able to win the starting job for the 2020 season right out of the gate.
We agree, as the Bengals released Andy Dalton today, officially marking the advent of the Burrow era.