Joe Burrow knows reporters will twist his words, he just doesn’t care if they do

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Earlier this month, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow told reporters that he was feeling frustrated.

The former LSU football star said he simply wasn’t feeling like himself while recovering from a torn ACL.

That comment immediately gave writers and analysts some headlines/talking points (I wrote about it, too).

When a first overall pick says they aren’t feeling right, it’s going to get some media coverage.

Burrow knew it would happen. He just didn’t care. And he never will.

Joe Burrow is going to be honest and let the writers write what they want

Burrow recently spoke to The Ringer about his rehab and he made it clear that he’s not worried about how he’s covered by the media.

The former LSU football star just wants to give honest and truthful answers and let reporters/writers/analysts say what they want.

From The Ringer:

"“I’m an honest guy, and I’m not going to bullsh*t, for lack of a better word, reporters,” Burrow said. “I’ll try to give an open and honest answer to all the questions that I get and let people do what they’re going to do with it. I don’t read what anyone says. Some people tell me what people are saying, but I never really focus on that. It’s never really bothered me. I’m just gonna be who I am and say what I want.”"

Burrow has always been refreshingly candid when speaking to reporters. He’s not going to give away too much, but he’s going to be honest.

It’s nice to know that Burrow is aware of how his words will be covered by the media, but doesn’t care one bit.

That means we’ll likely always be getting an honest Burrow who tells us like it is, instead of typical coach-speak type comments that give us nothing.

By the way, I’m not surprised that Burrow has this approach. He’s only worried about playing football. He doesn’t have time to be worried about what the media says.

Next. Joe Burrow is working two jobs for the Bengals. dark

That’s just another reason why I think the sky is the limit for the former Tiger. And when I say the sky’s the limit, I’m talking Hall of Fame potential.

I bet Joe Burrow feels the same way about himself. He’s never been one to lack confidence.