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Joe Burrow has great response to Tom Brady comparisons

Joe Burrow on the sideline

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) walks the sideline in the fourth quarter of the NFL Week 12 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Joe Burrow has drawn numerous comparisons to Tom Brady early on in his NFL career, but the Cincinnati Bengals star does not seem all that concerned with them.

Burrow was asked on Wednesday if he makes anything of people comparing him to Brady. He gave a very simple response.

“He’s Tom and I’m Joe,” Burrow said.

That is certainly one way of looking at it.

Brady has won seven Super Bowls and played in 10. Burrow has played in one, which his team lost to the Los Angeles Rams last year. The former LSU star never seems rattled even on the biggest stages, which is the main reason some have said he reminds them of Brady. Burrow also has outstanding pocket presence and has shown he is a great leader.

Of course, Burrow has a long, long way to go before his career is comparable to Brady’s. He is well aware of that, which is why he has no intention of entertaining questions on the topic.

The Bengals have won three straight and will look to keep the momentum going on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Brady and the 6-7 Bucs are hoping to shake off an embarrassing loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Joe Burrow had savage response for Chiefs’ Justin Reid after Bengals win

Joe Burrow on the sideline

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) walks the sideline in the fourth quarter of the NFL Week 12 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Joe Cool lived up to his nickname in more ways than one on Sunday.

The Cincinnati Bengals got a big win in Week 13 over the Kansas City Chiefs. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow spearheaded the movement, throwing for 286 yards and two touchdowns on top of adding another 46 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

With the Bengals’ victory, some comments made a few days earlier by Chiefs safety Justin Reid came under the microscope. Reid trash-talked Cincinnati receiver Tee Higgins, saying that he was going to lock Higgins up (among other colorful remarks).

Unfortunately, those comments ended up aging like warm ranch dressing. Higgins caught a touchdown in the second quarter and then came down with a massive catch on 3rd-and-11 during the Bengals’ final drive to effectively put the game away.

During his postgame press conference, Burrow was asked about Reid’s comments and delivered a savage response.

“I would have cared a lot more if he knew what he was talking about,” Burrow said of Reid, per Ben Baby of ESPN.

While the Chiefs still maintain a comfortable lead in the AFC West at 9-3, they have now dropped two straight to the Bengals, including their season-ending loss in last year’s AFC Championship Game. Reid put his neck on the line by talking smack prematurely. But everyone, even his head coach, knew that it was probably going to end badly.

Joe Burrow has funny advice for Minkah Fitzpatrick

Joe Burrow on the sideline

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) walks the sideline in the fourth quarter of the NFL Week 12 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Minkah Fitzpatrick missed last week’s game after he had to undergo an appendectomy, and Joe Burrow thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers star should take his time recovering from the procedure.

Fitzpatrick felt discomfort in his abdomen during Pittsburgh’s walkthrough on Saturday and was diagnosed with appendicitis. He underwent an appendectomy, but he appears to be recovering quickly. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters this week that he is optimistic Fitzpatrick will be able to play against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.

Burrow knows exactly what Fitzpatrick is going through. The star quarterback had an appendectomy just before the start of training camp and was sidelined for a bit. On Wednesday, a reporter asked Burrow if he has any advice for Fitzpatrick. He joked that the two-time Pro Bowl safety should sit out another week.

“Maybe just wait another week,” Burrow said.

Fitzpatrick is an important part of the Steelers’ defense, so it would obviously be advantageous for the Bengals if he missed Sunday’s game. Cincinnati is 5-4 and looking to keep pace with the 6-3 Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. They should be able to beat the Bengals whether Fitzpatrick plays or not. You can’t blame Burrow for trying to nudge the former Alabama star in a certain direction, though.

Bengals send great tweet after being flexed out of ‘Sunday Night Football’

Joe Burrow at a press conference

The NFL announced on Tuesday that the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will no longer be playing in primetime in Week 11, and the better of those two teams had a great reaction to the change.

Cincinnati and Pittsburgh were scheduled to play on “Sunday Night Football” on Nov. 20, but that game has now been moved to the afternoon. The Chiefs and Chargers will get the nationally televised spot instead. After the news was announced, the Bengals tweeted an old clip of Joe Burrow saying he does not care about the time and location of games.

Burrow made the comments last season after one of Cincinnati’s bigger games was not flexed to “Sunday Night Football.” We are guessing the quarterback’s opinion has not changed.

Of course, the NFL’s decision to move the Bengals-Steelers game has far more to do with Pittsburgh than their division rivals. The Steelers are 2-6 and quickly fading from playoff contention, while Cincinnati improved to 5-4 with a blowout with over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Joe Burrow makes big move in 1 NFL award category

Joe Burrow on the sideline

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) walks the sideline in the fourth quarter of the NFL Week 12 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Joe Burrow got off to a slow start to begin the NFL season, but he is turning things around and now making a move in NFL MVP odds.

The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback threw for 481 yards and 3 touchdowns in Cincinnati’s 35-17 win over the Falcons in Week 7. The week before he passed for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns in a win over New Orleans.

Since a 0-2 start in which he threw for 3 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, Burrow has passed for 12 touchdowns and just 1 interception. The team is 4-1 in those games.

SportsBetting.ag now has Burrow as the fourth favorite to win NFL MVP. Josh Allen is favored, with Patrick Mahomes and then Jalen Hurts next.

Here is the list of favorites:

MVP
Josh Allen -115
Patrick Mahomes +375
Jalen Hurts +550
Joe Burrow +1200
Lamar Jackson +1400
Kirk Cousins +2500
Justin Herbert +3300
Daniel Jones +6600
Kyler Murray +7500

All other players have at least 100-1 odds. That includes Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, who have both dropped way down the charts.

Ja’Marr Chase reveals where Joe Burrow got his LSU jersey from

Ja'Marr Chase waves after a catch

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (1) waives after converting a third down during the game winning final Cincinnati Bengals drive in the fourth quarter of the NFL game on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Cincinnati Bengals defeated Kansas City Chiefs 34-31. Photo Credit: Albert Cesare / The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Joe Burrow garnered a lot of attention on Sunday for wearing a Ja’Marr Chase LSU jersey in his first game in New Orleans since the 2020 National Championship. It turns out that wasn’t any old Chase jersey he was wearing, either.

According to Chase, Burrow texted him and asked if he had any jerseys he could make use of. The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver admitted he had actually taken the jersey off his wall and given it to Burrow, but he did not know what his quarterback was planning to do with it until he saw Burrow’s arrival.

Burrow’s jersey choice got plenty of attention prior to the game. The Bengals went on to win 30-26, with both Burrow and Chase playing major roles in the victory.

Chase probably wouldn’t trust just anyone with one of his old jerseys, either, but he and Burrow are uncommonly close. It made for a pretty great outfit on Sunday.

Joe Burrow had appropriate pregame outfit for Superdome visit

Joe Burrow on the sideline

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) walks the sideline in the fourth quarter of the NFL Week 12 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Cincinnati Bengals’ visit to New Orleans to face the Saints on Sunday was a particularly meaningful one for quarterback Joe Burrow, and he issued a reminder of why prior to the game.

Sunday marked Burrow’s first game in New Orleans since he won the national championship with LSU at the Superdome in 2020. The Bengals quarterback was well aware of this fact, and he drew attention to it by wearing a Ja’Marr Chase LSU jersey upon arrival at the venue, complete with the 2020 championship patch on it.

Burrow, of course, played with Chase at LSU and now on the Bengals. The two are known to be very close so the choice of jersey is hardly a surprise.

If Burrow was trying to tap into some of the old LSU magic, it seemingly worked. He threw for 300 yards, Chase caught two touchdown passes, and Cincinnati beat the Saints 30-26.

Saints defender has trash talk for Joe Burrow ahead of Week 6 game

Joe Burrow on the sideline

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) walks the sideline in the fourth quarter of the NFL Week 12 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Cameron Jordan may not have Matt Ryan to terrorize any more, but at least he now has Joe Burrow.

The New Orleans Saints defensive end Jordan lobbed some trash talk at the Cincinnati Bengals QB Burrow ahead of their Week 6 game in New Orleans. The game will be a homecoming of sorts for Burrow, who starred in college at LSU, winning the Heisman and leading the Tigers to a national title.

“I hope he doesn’t smoke a cigar Sunday,” said Jordan, per Brett Martel of the Associated Press.

It was a reference to Burrow’s iconic cigar celebration after beating Clemson in the 2020 CFP title game.

“Of course I was there and saw it,” the longtime Saints star Jordan added of the Burrow celebration, which took place at the Superdome (where the CFP championship game was held that year). “That has nothing to do with what we have to face Sunday.”

Sunday’s game will mark the first time Burrow has played in the Superdome since his memorable triumph there. The Bengals and the Saints did not play each other in either the 2020 or 2021 seasons but now get a chance to face off in Burrow’s third NFL campaign.

The ex-No. 1 overall pick Burrow has gotten support in the past from former Saints stars. But the current Saints stars will be showing him no mercy as they look to ruin Burrow’s return to his old stomping grounds on Sunday.

Joe Burrow has funny reaction to cough in viral video

Joe Burrow at a press conference

Joe Burrow has been sacked a whopping 18 times through the first five games of the season, and all the hits may have the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback feeling a bit on edge.

Burrow appeared to be startled by someone coughing or sneezing during his press conference on Tuesday. A funny video of his reaction went viral.

In fairness to Joe, that was a pretty aggressive cough.

The Bengals are 2-3 to start the season and coming off a tough loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Burrow has already made some changes in his life, but the former top overall pick can only be so focused. Hopefully opponents don’t take advantage of the “cough near him” scouting report.

Joe Burrow makes big change after rough start to season

Joe Burrow on the sideline

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) walks the sideline in the fourth quarter of the NFL Week 12 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Cincinnati Bengals look like they might be experiencing a bit of an AFC Championship hangover, and Joe Burrow is doing everything he can to refocus after the rough start.

Burrow was asked on Wednesday if he has any thoughts on the way people have reacted on social media to the Bengals’ 0-2 start. The star quarterback said that is not an issue for him because he does not have Instagram and Twitter right now.

Burrow’s accounts are still active, but he later clarified that he has deleted the Twitter and Instagram apps from his phone.

That is the primary way many people access the two social media platforms. Most star athletes have social media managers, but Burrow has not posted on Instagram or Twitter since Sept. 13. Even that post was just a promo for Bose, so it is not as if he was very active on social media before.

Another NFL star recently told reporters he also deleted social media apps from his phone, although he did so for a very unique reason.

The Bengals fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-20 in overtime in Week 1. They then lost 20-17 on Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys, who started backup quarterback Cooper Rush. Burrow threw four interceptions against the Steelers. He has been sacked 13 times already, which is obviously a massive problem that Cincinnati needs to address.