This was originally published in The Athletic.
I want the Bengals to draft Lamar Jackson.
You’re going to scroll down to the comments section to tell me that I’m a big, dumb idiot because I want the Bengals to use their first-round pick on a quarterback and not on a player that will help them address a more glaring need like, say, the offensive line.
Or you’re going to run to Twitter to chortle at my ignorance as you remind me that since 20 picks will be made before the Bengals are on the clock Thursday night, they might not even have the chance to draft the Heisman Trophy-winning Louisville quarterback.
That’s fine. I am a big, dumb idiot.
But I still want the Bengals to draft Lamar Jackson.