Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joseph Lee Burrow (born December 10, 1996) is an American football player who now plays for the Bengals in the NFL (NFL). While at Ohio State, Burrow was named the Heisman Trophy and the CFP National Champion in his final season as a collegiate football player. Cincinnati selected him as their first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Burrow led the Bengals to their first playoff win since 1990, ending the longest current drought in the four major North American sports, and the team’s first appearance in the Super Bowl since 1988, in his second season. For the Bengals, he holds the franchise marks for quarterback rating, completion %, and single-game passing yards, and is tied for the most postseason wins with Boomer Esiason.
Joe Burrow Fires up Tom Brady’s Retirement
Of course, Tom Brady’s retirement and unretirement tale has been the most talked-about NFL narrative this offseason. In total, Brady’s retirement lasted for about 41 days, or barely over a month. There were some who might have taken him at his word, but for the most part, football fans weren’t on board with his story. Of course, as long as Brady keeps playing like he is.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow recently appeared on a podcast called Full Send, where he talked about his opinions on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s recent return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Many of us felt the same way about Brady’s retirement announcement. Everywhere, the dots didn’t connect.
“Did anyone really believe he was going to retire at this point? It’s time for you to learn a lesson.”
It appears that the Bengals’ quarterback didn’t believe the retirement rumors surrounding Tom Brady and expected him to return to the league for one more year.
After a 2021 season in which he threw for over 5,300 yards, 42 touchdowns, and only 12 interceptions, Brady is starting his 22nd season in the NFL. To begin the season in 2022, the Buccaneers will face a difficult schedule that they hope will help them have a successful season.
Burrow doubts that Brady will retire permanently.
“Is anyone surprised that he’s still around? Brady was chastised by Burrow, who said: “You guys should know better than that.” “According to James Rapien, host of FanNation’s All Bengals podcast, this is a radio show. “At this point, he’s playing so well that he can’t give up. It’s possible that he was trying to end the speculation regarding whether or not he was retiring by announcing his retirement. Then he went ahead and did it so he wouldn’t have to worry about it anymore.”
Brady ended the 2021 regular season with 485 pass completions, 5,316 passing yards, and 43 touchdowns over the air, according to ESPN Stats. He ranked second in the league with a QBR of 68.1 and seventh with a passer rating of 102.1 among qualifying players.
While J. T. Barrett was the starter for the following two seasons at Ohio State, Burrow served as Barrett’s backup. On 29 of 39 passes for 287 yards and 2 touchdowns over his two-year career, he appeared in 10 games for the Red Raiders. On May 20, 2018, after learning that Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins would be the starting quarterback, Burrow transferred to Louisiana State University (LSU). Having completed his undergraduate studies at Ohio State University in just three years, Burrow would be eligible for instant consideration as a graduate transfer.
When he made his playoff debut against the Las Vegas Raiders in the Wild Card round, Burrow threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns, ending the Bengals’ playoff win skid that had been ongoing since the 1990 season.
Burrow threw for 348 yards and an interception in the Bengals’ 19–16 Divisional Round victory over the top-seeded Tennessee Titans, which was the first time in franchise history that the Bengals won a playoff game on the road.
Despite being sacked nine times, Burrow still managed to win the game, tying him with Warren Moon in 1993 for the most sacks in a playoff game. AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Burrow threw for 250 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, and helped the Bengals overcome a 21–3 hole to win 27–24 in overtime. The Indianapolis Colts’ comeback of 18 points in 2006 was the second-largest in a conference championship. Bengals made it to Super Bowl LVI for the first time since winning the Super Bowl.