LSU Football: Joe Burrow is officially wired differently than other NFL players

Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow
Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow /

There’s just something different about former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow.

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow led the Cincinnati Bengals to a 33-25 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

The win was the first of Burrow’s NFL career. It was also the third straight game that Burrow has passed for over 300 yards, which is a first for an NFL rookie.

Unsurprisingly, Burrow received the game ball on Sunday for his first NFL win and new rookie record.

Obviously that ball is going to a trophy case somewhere, right?

Maybe for most players, but not for Burrow.

Joe Burrow isn’t wired like other NFL players

I feel like most athletes are proud of their individual accomplishments and a lot of them have trophy cases in their homes to show off some of those accomplishments.

I’m not sure if Burrow has a similar trophy case, but if he does, his game ball from Sunday won’t be going in it.

The former LSU quarterback told Pro Football Talk on Sunday that instead of keeping the game ball, he simply tossed it back in the pile of game balls so the team could use it next week.

“It was a really good football, so I just threw it right back in with the other game balls so we don’t lose it,” said Burrow (via Pro Football Talk).

“[W]e’re gonna use it for the game next week. You only get so many. You’ve got to keep them when you can.”

I can’t imagine many other NFL players doing the same thing as Burrow.

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But that’s what makes Burrow so different. He’s always focused on the next game. Burrow was happy to win on Sunday, but his focus immediately shifted to the Bengals’ division matchup against the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday.

LSU fans probably aren’t surprised by any of this. Folks in Baton Rouge are well aware that Burrow is just….different.