Why Joe Burrow’s new teammates are already impressed by his leadership

LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is already making a big impression on his new teammates.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is already impressing his new Cincinnati Bengals teammates with his incredible leadership abilities.

Former Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate, who was selected by the Bengals in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft, recently spoke about Burrow’s approach during the virtual offseason and it’s clear that the former Tigers signal-caller has made a big impression in Cincinnati.

Tate said Burrow has been able to own the virtual locker room during zoom meetings. The Bengals wide receiver added that he’s “real confident” in Burrow already, despite not meeting Cincinnati’s new quarterback face-to-face yet.

Leading is just what Joe Burrow does

What Burrow accomplished on the field during his time at LSU was obviously impressive. But that’s not what separates him from the rest of the young quarterbacks that have been selected in the NFL Draft in recent years.

Burrow’s confidence and ability to lead is what gives him the potential to be an all-time great quarterback in the NFL.

The former LSU standout has the same traits that we’ve seen in great athletes like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Tom Brady. Burrow has an insatiable desire to win. And he demands greatness from his teammates, no matter the situation. Burrow has the ability to elevate the play of those around him.

That’s what truly makes a player great. In team sports — especially football — one player can’t do it all by himself. An athlete can have all the talent in the world, but if they don’t make those around them better, then it won’t matter. The team simply won’t win at the highest level.

Burrow is the total package. And it’s clear he already has the trust of his new teammates.

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Cincinnati should go ahead and get accustomed to playing in January because I have a feeling the Bengals are going to be a fixture in the playoffs in the not-so-distant future.