With the Cincinnati Bengals slated to play in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989, Joe Burrow is the focal point and why shouldn’t he be? The guy has gotten his team to the biggest game in sports in just the second year of his career. Pretty amazing!
Those nicknames are all fine and dandy but what does the man under center in the Queen City prefer to be called?
Burrow answered that question during his first Super Bowl press conference.
“Just call me Joe,” said Joe Burrow when asked about his favorite nickname.
Well, that’s probably not what you were expecting, was it?
Burrow has been a lot of fun to watch this year and there’s no doubt that he’s a major reason why the team is where they are. He might not always put up the flashiest stats but when a key play needs to be made, you’d be crazy to bet against Burrow.
Burrow has a chance to be the first quarterback to win a National Championship in college, win the Heisman Trophy, and win a Super Bowl. Oh, and he’d have done this in just a three-year span. Absolutely wild.
With all of the football world fixated on him this weekend, we can all bet on “Joe” to step up and get that key throw made to Chase when the Bengals need it the most. The offensive line needs to do their in protecting their quarterback so that he can make the plays that earned him the nickname “Joe”.
Not everyone gets a cool nickname like that after all.