- The Washington Times - Monday, February 24, 2020

There is some serious information to be gleaned from the events of the scouting combine, whether it comes from on-field drills or interviews with the NFL prospects that have invaded Indianapolis this week.

But there’s also a ton of time-wasting filler that matters little to actual football — who scored poorly on the Wonderlic test, which teams are asking prospects about their sexual preference and whose hands are too small to play quarterback.

This year’s crop of quarterbacks subjected themselves to official measurements Monday, three days before they’ll actually participate in workouts, and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow 

Burrow only has nine-inch hands, it was revealed Monday, which would be tied for the smallest hands of any quarterback to be selected No. 1 overall in the draft since 2003. The Cincinnati Bengals are widely expected to take Burrow first overall.



After the news produced its share of chatter on social media, Burrow chimed in with a perfect sarcastic response.

Super Bowl champion quarterback Patrick Mahomes, whose hands measured at 9.25 inches when he went through the combine, chimed in to support Burrow.

Burrow is right: He just set a new NCAA FBS single-season record with 65 touchdowns in 2019 and led LSU to a perfect season and a national title. His hands are fine.

His rumored desire to avoid playing for Cincinnati, on the other hand — that will be fair game for a while.

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