C.J. Uzomah has an awesome nickname for Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

As the Cincinnati Bengals prepare for their toughest game of the season, all eyes will be on quarterback Joe Burrow to see what kind of follow-up performance he has after his electrifying game last week on Thursday Night Football.

Heading into this game, Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah spoke with the Good Morning Football team and couldn’t stop raving about his quarterback.

"“He’s an animal. He’s an absolute beast back there,” Uzomah said of Burrow. “He’s a stone-cold killer. His facial expressions, they don’t change throughout the game. That’s something you kind of want. When he shows emotion, you know we’ve got to get it together. But he’s an amazing person. I got to rehab with him, which was awesome. I got to see him through the ups and downs of his injury, which is a tough injury to come back from."

That wasn’t all Uzomah had to say about Burrow though. The nickname that the team calls him shows just how much they respect this kid and believe he can take this franchise in the right direction.

"He’s proving why he was the No. 1 draft choice for us. That locker room presence he has, he’s just … he’s the boy. He’s Joey Franchise for a reason. We call him Franchise because he’s the franchise, because he’s the face of the franchise, and he will be for a long time.”"

Joe Burrow is known as Joey Franchise in the locker room.

The Bengals took Burrow with the No. 1 pick because A) it was clear that the Andy Dalton era was over and B) he had just put up a 5,600+ yard performance at LSU that was capped off by him winning the Heisman Trophy and winning a National Championship. He was absolutely the right choice with that top pick and he’s showing that he can be the guy for this team.

Uzomah has never been shy about proclaiming his love for the Bengals and what direction he sees them going in. During training camp, he asked “Why not us?” when it came to winning the Super Bowl.

Maybe the Bengals haven’t played a tough schedule yet and they struggle against more difficult foes but right now, the guys on this team believe Burrow is the guy to take them to the promise land and that’s all you can hope for as a fan.

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Joey Franchise could definitely be the quarterback to get the Cincinnati Bengals back to the playoffs and eventually back to the Super Bowl.