LSU Football: Joe Burrow’s funny rookie story shows how he’s wired different

Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow isn’t wired like the rest of us.

When the Cincinnati Bengals selected former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, it was almost like they were selecting a veteran.

Burrow is already viewed as a leader by his Bengals teammates. He was viewed that way before the season even started, thanks to the work he put in during virtual meetings this past summer.

But the former Tigers standout is still a rookie.

And there were plenty of NFL players who were eager to remind him of that in 2020.

Burrow recently told a story to Colin Cowherd about a funny run-in with Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.

“We played the Eagles in Philly and he (Cox) kind of shoved me out of bounds a little late after I threw the ball away and I looked at the ref, I’m like, ‘That was a little late.’ He said, ‘You’re not getting that call, rook. Not yet.’ I think there were a lot of little things like that throughout the year that were pretty fun,” recalled Burrow (via 247Sports).

Joe Burrow views run-ins with a huge defensive lineman as “fun”?

Fletcher Cox is a big man. Like 6-foot-4/310 lbs big.

There’s nothing “pretty fun” about a run-in with a dude like that.

But that’s Joe Burrow for you. He isn’t wired like me and you. He’s ultra-competitive and ready for anything. That’s why he’s in the NFL and I’m sitting on my couch watching him on Sundays.

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I can’t wait to see where Burrow’s career goes from here. If he can handle getting tossed around by Fletcher Cox, he can handle just about anything thrown at him in the NFL.