Watch – Joe Burrow Wears Pre-Game Fit Wore by His Father Almost 4 Decades Ago, as a Majestic Token of Respect

Published 11/12/2023, 12:54 PM EST

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Cincinnati Bengals young boy Joe Burrow is no stranger to making headlines, especially with his unique choice of jerseys. Known for rocking the iconic NFL jersey No. 9, Burrow recently surprised fans with a sneak peek of him sporting No. 16. This unexpected fashion statement took place in a video capturing Burrow’s arrival at Paycor Stadium for a Sunday showdown.

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The sentimental choice of attire wasn’t lost on fans, who witnessed Burrow proudly donning his father’s jersey from almost four decades ago. It was more than just a fashion statement; it was a visible token of respect and admiration for his dad. No wonder he’s earned the affectionate nickname “Joe Cool.”

Joe Burrow pays tribute to his roots

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But here’s the twist – it wasn’t just any No. 16 jersey; it was a throwback to his father’s glory days with the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Joe Burrow, paying homage to his dad, Jimmy Burrow, showcased the vintage jersey as part of his pre-game ensemble during the matchup against the Houston Texans at 1 pm ET on CBS.

Week 10 brought a special treat for Bengals enthusiasts as Burrow sported a distinctive red, white, and blue No. 16 jersey. The Cincinnati Bengals’ official social media account couldn’t help but applaud the quarterback’s gesture, tweeting, “@JoeyB reppin’ his dad’s CFL jersey 👏.” The NFL itself joined in, sharing an angled video and captioning it, “Yessir, Joe Brr.” This cool moniker “Joe Brrr” was bestowed upon him reportedly by sportswriters and fellow players.

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Adding a touch of humor to the mix, a fan account called ‘BengalsHead’ confidently declared, “It’s over (for Houston).” With the Bengals standing at 5 wins and 3 losses, they were set to face the Texans in a Week 10 clash scheduled for Sunday at 1:00 PM EST.

The Burrow football legacy doesn’t stop with Joe; his father, Jim Burrow, boasts a storied career as a former defensive back in both the CFL and the NFL.

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Joe Burrow’s football journey is rooted in his family’s legacy. Born in Ames, Iowa, while his father coached at Iowa State University, young Joe caught the eye of future Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos. Legend has it that, during a visit to his father’s office, seven-year-old Joe’s potential in football was already apparent.

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Hailing from a family deeply embedded in football, Joe Burrow rose to prominence during his college years at LSU. His impressive achievements include winning the Heisman Trophy and leading LSU to the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship as a senior. The Bengals recognized his talent, selecting him as the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Additionally, QB’s father Jim Burrow served as a college football coach for 13 years. Drafted in the eighth round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Packers, Jim Burrow played for the Montreal Alouettes, the Calgary Stampeders, and the Ottawa Rough Riders in the CFL.

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As the Bengals geared up to face the Texans, who held a record of 4 wins and 4 losses, all eyes were on Burrow’s team. The matchup promised an exciting battle, with the Texans aiming to gain the upper hand against the Bengals with their 5-3 standing. The stage was set for a Sunday showdown, and fans couldn’t wait to witness the action unfold at 1:00 PM EST.

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