LSU Football: Joe Burrow is sticking to his word from a year ago

Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Former LSU football QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is a man of his word when it comes to his diet.

The second-year Cincinnati Bengals quarterback told TMZ last February, before he was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, that his first big splurge as a rookie would be a personal chef.

“I’m a healthy eater, so whatever he or she can make that tastes good and keeps me shredded,” said Burrow in early 2020.

That wasn’t just a statement for the cameras — Burrow is serious when it comes to his diet.

Joe Burrow turns down Chad Johnson’s diet help

Former Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson took to Twitter this week to offer some diet help to Burrow and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

“I need to get with Joe Burrow and Odell Beckham this off-season and give them a 6 month meal prep plan that will prevent any further injuries,” tweeted Johnson.

Johnson was famous for eating McDonald’s constantly during his playing days.

Burrow responded to the offer via Twitter.

“Sorry Chad I can’t eat McDonald’s every day,” tweeted Burrow.

It’s actually pretty incredible that Johnson was able to eat so much McDonald’s and stay in incredible shape.

Though I don’t think that’s the best way for an athlete to stay in shape. Burrow’s method is much more popular among athletes. And it’s more efficient.

There’s also the fact that Burrow’s diet wouldn’t have prevented his ACL injury last season. The only thing that could’ve prevented that injury was better offensive line play from the Bengals.

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Hopefully for Burrow’s sake, Cincinnati’s offensive line will take a major step forward this upcoming season.