Joe Burrow is a 24-year-old NFL quarterback who was born on 10th December 1996. His father, Jim Burrow, is a former defensive back who played for the Green Bay Packers for one season. Later, he moved North to the CFL.
As per INFORUM, whilst his father visited American High Schools and colleges for coaching interviews, a coach commented that the 7-year-old Joe Burrow had a good throwing motion. Burrow did not disappoint and will now be the most awaited debutant as he gears up to feature for the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL season.
He played for the LSU Tigers in the 2019 NCAA season and led the team to the CFP National Championship. Along the way, he set the single-season touchdowns and passing yards record. As a result, he claimed the Heisman Trophy for 2019 and was projected as the top pick ahead of the 2020 NFL draft.
Ahead of the NFL draft, Joe Burrow’s college coach Ed Orgeron said that there is only one tiger king and he would be the top draft pick.
Living up to pre-draft expectations, the Cincinnati Bengals made Burrow the top draft pick at the 2020 NFL draft. Before the maiden virtual NFL draft, the Bengals President Mike Brown welcomed the rookie by sending him a No.9 Cincinnati Bengals Jersey. This was the same jersey number he wore as the LSU Tigers quarterback.
Joe Burrow was the only rookie QB from his class to start on opening week. Additionally, he was the third consecutive Heisman-winning quarterback to be selected first overall following Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.
In his 2020 debut, Burrow threw for 193 passing yards and an interception, while adding 46 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Burrow threw his first career passing touchdown in a loss where he attempted 61 passes, completing 37 of them for 316 yards and three touchdowns.
However, in a game against the Washington Football team in week 11, Burrow was placed on injured reserve. He was hit while throwing a pass and tore his ACL, MCL, PCL, and meniscus.
As per sports-reference.com, he has played 38 games in 4 seasons of college football. 2 of these seasons comprising 10 games came with Ohio State. Later, ahead of the 2018 season, Burrow transferred to Louisiana State University to play for the LSU Tigers.
As a college player, Burrow has 650 completions from 945 attempts for a 68.8% completion rate. Furthermore, he passed for 8,852 yards and threw 78 touchdowns, of which 60 came in the 2019 season. Additionally, he had a 76.3% NCAA completion record which set a new record. Whilst rushing, Burrow advanced 820 yards and registered 13 touchdowns.
The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback has signed a 4-year deal with his franchise. Based on his contract, as per Spotrac, he will earn a guaranteed total of $36.1 million at the end of the 2023 NFL season. Furthermore, Burrow will receive a massive $23.8 million as a signing bonus.
For the 2020 NFL season, Joe Burrow will earn a massive $610,000 million base salary as the Cincinnati Bengals’ quarterback.
His current Net Worth is $1 million as of 2021 per Wikibioworth.com. However, the sky is the limit for the Bengals star based on the talents he’s showcased thus far.
The CFP 2019 National champion also scalped the CFP Offensive MVP award. Not to mention, he also picked up the AP College Football Player of the Year (2019).
In addition to the Heisman Trophy, Joe Burrow claimed the Maxwell Award, the Manning Award, the Lombardi Award, the Davey O’Brien Award as well as the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Joe Burrow has started off on his charitable activities even before donning an NFL jersey. The quarterback who claimed the Heisman Trophy delivered a memorable speech. He highlighted the plight of people in Athens County where he played as a High School quarterback. As a result of his platform, the speech struck many a chord and prompted large-scale donations to help out. These amounted to $503,000 as per a New York Times report.
Joe Burrow signed a deal with Bose. In addition to that, he signed a multi-year deal with Fanatics. As per Darren Rovell, the deal sees a Joe Burrow official signature on a football cost $400 and his signature on an LSU Tigers or Cincinnati Bengals jersey costing $600.
Additionally, as per athletespeakers.com, Burrow signed with Nike. Also, he wore a special draft shirt customized with his 740 area code on Draft day. A month later, as per TMZ Sports, the apparel giant released a replica of the t-shirt in its stores.
|Endorsements||Nike, Bose, Fanatics|
|Agent||Bryan Ayrault, Todd France, Tom Condon, and Ben Renzin|
|Residence||Fargo, North Dakota |
Athens County, Ohio (current)
|Major Achievements||Heisman Trophy (2019) |
CFP National Champion (2019)
CFP National Championships Offensive MVP (2019)
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2019)
Lombardi Award (2019)