Joe Burrow was very candid about the Cincinnati Bengals reaching the Super Bowl

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Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is one of the most popular people on the planet right now after leading the Cincinnati Bengals to their first Super Bowl appearance in over 30 years.

One of the things the rest of the country has realized about Burrow during the Bengals’ Super Bowl is in the insane confidence that the former Tigers standout possesses.

Burrow has an unreal belief in himself — we’re talking about the guy who says he can go into an NBA game right now and score 12-15 points (that sounds absurd, but I’m not about to doubt him).

But don’t mistake Burrow’s confidence with him not being realistic. Burrow doesn’t live in a fantasy world — he lives in reality. And his comments after the Bengals’ win over the Kansas City Chiefs this past weekend show that realism.

Joe Burrow didn’t expect the Cincinnati Bengals to play in the Super Bowl this year

Burrow said after Cincinnati’s AFC Championship game win that before the season started he didn’t expect the Bengals to be playing in the Super Bowl this season.

“I think if you would’ve told me before the season started that we’d be going to the Super Bowl, I probably would’ve called you crazy,” said Burrow (via 247Sports). “But then we played a whole season and nothing surprises me now.”

The Bengals were 4-11-1 last season. And Burrow was coming back this year from a torn ACL that he suffered in week 11 last year against the Washington Football Team.

I don’t know exactly what the Bengals’ goal was in 2021, but I bet it was probably just to make the playoffs. Going from 2-14 in 2019 to a playoff team in 2021 would’ve been solid progress for the franchise.

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But thanks to Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, and other talented players, the Bengals just kept winning. And now they’re one game away from winning a championship.

That’s what putting your head down and working hard every day will get you.