Heisman winner Joe Burrow reacts after receiving a Bengals helmet from previous NFL MVP Boomer Esiason – CBS Sports


The Heisman Trophy isn’t the only thing that Joe Burrow will be taking with him when he returns to Louisiana this week, and that is mainly because he is also likely to have a particular NFL team’s helmet that was gifted to him on Sunday by Boomer Esiason. 

Just afterwinning the Heisman in New York Cityon Saturday, Burrow made a decision to continue his Major Apple tour on Sunday with a stop by to the established of “The NFL Currently.”  While Burrow isn’t really in the NFL just still, he’ll absolutely be in the league come April, when he is predicted to be the best choose in the 2020 draft. 

The group now slotted into the leading select is the Cincinnati Bengals, and as fate would have it, 1 of the analysts on the “The NFL Nowadays” is a previous star quarterback for the Bengals, and that is Boomer Esiason. With Burrow in city, Boomer resolved it would be a best time to go the torch — or in this, the helmet — to the LSU quarterback. 

In the course of the exhibit, Esiason offered Burrow with his extremely personal Bengals helmet. 

“I want to welcome you from 1 Bengal to the up coming Bengal,” Esiason mentioned. “Your helmet, future calendar year.”

From the Bayou Bengals to the Cincinnati Bengals. 

This is a search at the complete clip. 

Bengals admirers will be satisfied to know that Burrow actually flashed a smile when he was given the helmet, which truly makes some sense for the reason that if he finishes up in Cincinnati, it will imply a return to Ohio, exactly where Burrow went to significant school. 

If Burrow does go to Cincinnati with the top pick, it will mark the initially time considering that 2003 that the Bengals have gotten the No. 1 overall select and then employed that decide on a quarterback (Carson Palmer). 

Of course, fans in Cincinnati would probably prefer that Burrow’s vocation has a trajectory nearer to Esiason’s than Palmer’s. During his 10 seasons with the Bengals (1984-92, 1997), not only did Esiason earn an MVP award (1988), but he also led the team to Super Bowl XXIII.