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“I’m Really Confident” – Cincinnati Bengals WR Opens Up About Joe Burrow

Published 06/05/2020, 11:13 AM EDT

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Cincinnati Bengals’ newest recruit, Joe Burrow, has already started doing his job as the team’s franchise quarterback. He has been leading the virtual team meetings which discuss strategy and play.

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The 23-year-old tweeted a clipping of what his teammate and receiver, Auden Tate, thinks of him. Turns out, Burrow does not hesitate to speak and is always on point. Tate says he has a lot of confidence in the young quarterback, even without having met him yet. The Wide Receiver even said that Burrow seems to know a lot already.

The Top Pick for 2020

Joe Burrow was among the top overall picks of the 2020 Draft. He was drafted to replace Andy Dalton, the Bengals’ starter since 2011.

Burrow is presently back at home in Ohio, living with his parents and searching for empty fields to throw passes to his friends.


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In the final season of what was a glorious college career, Burrow threw 5,671 passing yards and 60 touchdown passes. He eventually led LSU to win the College Football Playoff National Championship and won the Heisman Trophy in 2019.

He’s just solely focused on that even more than I’ve seen than when he was in college and from high school. It keeps growing and growing, his amount of attention to detail and focus“, Ryan Luehrman, one of Burrow’s childhood friends and former teammates, told ESPN.


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Joe would’ve been among the rookie players to reach the team’s facility if the pandemic hadn’t shut it down. However, Burrow has been receiving strong feedback. Offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said Joe was doing well on virtual his assignments. Theses assignments include learning to snap counts, get the ball snapped, and teaching formations.

He has a really, really good feel for understanding protection schemes and how to get himself protected and where his issues are in the protection scheme, so that part has been really impressive,” Callahan told ESPN.

Joe Burrow Gives a Powerful Message to Unite


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In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Burrow took to twitter to speak out against the social injustice in America. “The black community needs our help,” Burrow wrote. “They have been unheard for far too long. Open your ears, listen, and speak. This isn’t politics. This is human rights.” He has always been known for his intangibles and even his new teammates praised him for voicing his opinion.

With Joe being the whole package – brilliant both on and off the field, this is perhaps as good as it gets for the Bengals right now.

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Hrishikesh Bhise


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