Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is quickly becoming one of the biggest stars in the NFL.
Burrow has the Cincinnati Bengals one game away from their first Super Bowl appearance since 1988.
Pretty impressive for a team that was 2-14 two years ago and hadn’t won a playoff game in over 30 years.
To get to the Super Bowl, the Bengals will have to get past Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
It should be no surprise that Cincinnati is being viewed as the underdog in this game.
Joe Burrow won’t be using the underdog narrative as motivation
Most players who are on a team viewed as an underdog would probably use it as motivation.
But not Burrow. He expects to win. And he expects to be in the Super Bowl. He has no interest in the underdog narrative surrounding the Bengals.
“I’m tired of the underdog narrative,” said Burrow after Cincinnati’s win against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night (via The Cincinnati Enquirer). “We’re a really, really good team. We’re here to make noise.”
This is just another example of the elite mindset that Burrow possesses.
Every quarterback that reaches the NFL is a special athlete that operates on a different level than most human beings.
Burrow, however, has the same mindset as some all-time greats. He has a Tom Brady/Peyton Manning/Joe Montana type mindset.
That’s the biggest reason I already think Burrow is on a Hall of Fame trajectory. It’s not his physical abilities — which are obviously is elite — it’s the intangibles that he brings to the field.
Burrow’s mindset can’t be quantified but I know it’s the main reason the Bengals are playing in the AFC Championship this upcoming weekend.