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Joe Burrow has great comment about his custom diamond chain

Joe Burrow wears a diamond chain

Joe Burrow obviously meant business on Sunday when he showed up for the AFC Championship wearing a custom diamond chain. After backing up his confidence with a road win at Kansas City, he delivered an even better quote after the game.

Burrow was the picture of confidence arriving at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, completing his look with his “JB9” custom chain. The look made waves on social media both before and after the game.

One reporter actually asked Burrow about the chain following the Bengals’ overtime win. Burrow was questioned about whether the diamonds in it were real, and the Bengals quarterback delivered a fantastic response.

“They’re definitely real. I make too much money to have fake ones,” Burrow said, via Ben Baby of ESPN.

Burrow is still on his rookie contract, meaning he made roughly $2.25 million in base salary in 2021. Combine that with the nearly $24 million signing bonus he got and that is, in fact, more than enough to afford real diamonds. If he keeps playing at a high level, he’ll be able to afford a lot more in a couple of years.

Unfortunately, nobody asked Burrow if his outfit was inspired by another famous quarterback. We’ll just have to guess on that one.

LeBron James sends great Joe Burrow shoutout after Bengals reach Super Bowl

LeBron James warming up

Joe Burrow is heading to the Super Bowl, and he also has LeBron James’ stamp of approval.

The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback led his team to an upset win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, providing a memorable moment for fans in Ohio. James is evidently one of them, based on the tweet he sent after the Bengals won in overtime.

James is a Cleveland guy, as he has shown in the past. Still, he clearly wants to see the Bengals do well. Plus, James is an avowed Ohio State fan, and that is where Burrow started his college career.

There is no doubt that James can also recognize Burrow’s ability to get it done in crunch time. The Bengals were down 18 points on the road Sunday, but came back and won with an incredible second half. That is worth a tip of the cap for sure.

Photo: Dec 9, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) warms-up prior to the game against the Memphis Grizzles at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Burrow showed up to AFC Championship rocking custom chain

Joe Burrow wears a custom gold chain

Joe Burrow has been known for oozing confidence dating back to his days as the quarterback at LSU, and the Cincinnati Bengals star lived up to that reputation when he arrived at the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Burrow strolled into Arrowhead Stadium wearing a custom “JB9” gold chain. He was also rocking his patented sunglasses and a fur coat. The black turtleneck completed the look.

Burrow wore the same sunglasses after leading the Bengals to their first playoff win in 31 years, and Twitter went nuts for them. It’s hard to remember an NFL player who showed more confidence in his second season than the star quarterback has.

Report: Bengals turned down huge trade offer for Joe Burrow before draft

Joe Burrow on the field

The Cincinnati Bengals appear to have made one of their best decisions in franchise history when they drafted Joe Burrow, and they were apparently so committed to the former LSU star that they turned down at least one massive trade offer.

The Miami Dolphins made a serious effort to move up to No. 1 in the 2020 NFL Draft, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. They wanted Burrow and were willing to give the Bengals all three of the first-round picks they had that year, including No. 5 overall. Cincinnati quickly turned the offer down, so the Dolphins stuck with their pick and selected Tua Tagovailoa.

Obviously, the Bengals made the right decision. Burrow enjoyed a breakout season in 2021 and has Cincinnati in the AFC Championship Game. He bounced back after suffering a torn ACL as a rookie and looks like he should be one of the best quarterbacks in football for years to come.

The Dolphins have said they still believe in Tagovailoa. Their confidence in the former Alabama star may be one of the reasons they are searching for a new head coach.

The Bengals insisted leading up to the draft two years ago that they were undecided on which player to take. Their decision to turn down a massive trade offer from the Dolphins is further proof of how much they liked Burrow. You can see why.

Photo: 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. The Bengals beat the Steelers 41-10. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Kurt Warner has great reaction to Joe Burrow’s outfit

Kurt Warner smiling

Kurt Warner had a great reaction to seeing Joe Burrow’s outfit while traveling to Kansas City for the AFC Championship Game.

The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback was seen wearing a large gray jacket over a black turtleneck. He also had on his tinted glasses despite it not looking very bright out.

It was the gray jacket that caught Warner’s eye.

You may recall that Warner, a former two-time NFL MVP and current analyst, got the meme treatment for his wardrobe choice while calling a game in December. Warner’s jacket was super puffy and silver in color, so it stood out much more than Burrow’s.

But even if the jacket isn’t too similar to Burrow’s, you have to appreciate Warner’s sense of humor and ability to have fun with the subject.

Photo: Oct 28, 2018; London, United Kingdom; NFL Network analyst and Arizona Cardinals former quarterback Kurt Warner seen on the sidelines of the NFL International Series game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Burrow’s dad shares great throwback photo ahead of Chiefs game

Joe Burrow on the field

On Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, Joe Burrow will be tasked with leading the Cincinnati Bengals against the Kansas City Chiefs. But that’s a far cry from what childhood Burrow once envisioned for himself.

Even with his dream of playing in the NFL very much alive at a young age, Burrow always imagined it’d be for a team other than the Bengals. In fact, once upon a time, he desired being under center for the Chiefs.

Burrow’s father, Jimmy, recently made that revelation on Twitter with a terrific throwback picture of Joe.

Burrow was born in Iowa and his family later moved to Ohio, so geographic location may have played a part in the early Chiefs fandom. But things rapidly changed for Burrow, who admits he later became a fan of the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns.

As far as that Chiefs helmet, Burrow claims he was too young to know better. However, the helmet still resides in his old room at his parents’ home.

On Sunday, that brief childhood fandom goes out the window as Burrow and the Bengals aim to take down the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Image: 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. The Bengals beat the Steelers 41-10. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Joe Burrow reveals Bengals’ headsets went out during playoff win

Joe Burrow on the field

Joe Burrow has been nothing shy of remarkable in his second NFL season, and his body of work became even more impressive after a revelation he made about the Cincinnati Bengals’ win over the Tennessee Titans.

Burrow told reporters on Wednesday that he had to call his own plays for a stretch on Saturday after the Bengals’ headsets went out. He said it was “kind of exciting for me” since head coach Zac Taylor had joked with him before about not pretending the communications went down as an excuse to ignore playcalls.

Burrow led the Bengals to a 19-16 win. He said the plays he called all “worked,” but he didn’t specify which ones they were. Burrow finished the game 28/37 with 348 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Though, there was some controversy surrounding the pick.

It’s easy to see why Burrow has quickly become one of the most popular players in the NFL. His rookie season was cut short by a major knee injury last year, but he has bounced back to play at a Pro Bowl level. The fact that he managed to successfully call his own plays in a playoff game is yet another example of his impressive football IQ.

Photo: Sam Greene/The Enquirer/USA TODAY NETWORK

Awesome video goes viral of Joe Burrow’s youth football days

Joe Burrow on the field

Joe Burrow came a long way to get to this year’s AFC title game. Now we are getting a glimpse into the humble beginnings of his journey.

Karin Johnson of WLWT in Cincinnati shared an awesome video to Twitter on Wednesday of the Bengals star Burrow’s youth football days. Johnson met one of Burrow’s old coaches, who had saved footage from Burrow’s third and fourth grade years.

Check out the video, where you can see Burrow uncorking some impressive throws and running past defenders in the open field.

The former No. 1 overall pick Burrow is now 25 years old. Third and fourth graders in the United States are around nine or ten years old, putting the date of this footage around the mid-2000s.

Burrow, the NFL’s completion percentage leader this season, has already produced some great highlights at the professional level. But it turns out he was churning out highlights nearly a decade-and-a-half before that even.

Photo: 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. The Bengals beat the Steelers 41-10. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Joe Burrow fires back at Bengals’ underdog narrative

Joe Burrow on the field

Many players are eager to embrace an underdog narrative when it applies to their team. Joe Burrow is not one of them.

The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback was asked after Saturday’s win if his team was the “Cinderella” of the NFL postseason. Burrow was not into that narrative, arguing that the Bengals deserve more credit than that.

“No, I’m tired of the underdog narrative,” Burrow said, via Jordan Dajani of CBS Sports. “We’re a really, really good team. We’re here to make noise and teams are going to have to pay attention to us. We’re, like I said, a really good team with really good players and coaches and we’re coming for it all.”

Credit Burrow for this mentality, as he clearly does not want the Bengals feeling happy just to be in the AFC Championship. Yes, their win over Tennessee represented an upset, but the quarterback refuses to look at this as a big surprise.

Burrow’s mentality has clearly spread to his teammates as well. That level of self-belief will only make them more dangerous going forward.

Photo: 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. The Bengals beat the Steelers 41-10.
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Joe Burrow has awesome take on Bengals snapping ugly playoff streak

Joe Burrow

The Cincinnati Bengals saved their fans from 31 years of disappointment with their Wild Card win over the Las Vegas Raiders last weekend, but Joe Burrow did not seem all that excited about the feat. He had a great reason for his lack of enthusiasm.

Burrow told reporters on Tuesday that he loved seeing Bengals fans so pumped up following the team’s first playoff win since 1990. However, he said he has tried to downplay the achievement because he wants it to be the “bare minimum going forward.”

Bengals fans have to love that attitude.

The Bengals certainly did their fair share of celebrating after Saturday’s win. Head coach Zac Taylor came up with the awesome idea of delivering game balls to bars around Cincinnati. Burrow knows his team must quickly refocus, however, as an even tougher task awaits on the road against the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round.

Burrow is known for his calm demeanor both on and off the field. The awesome sunglasses he wore at his postgame press conference on Saturday spoke for themselves. You can’t ask for much more than your 25-year-old franchise quarterback not being satisfied with just one playoff win.

Photo: Sam Greene via Imagn Content Services, LLC